River Haven Lodge

Fish New Zealand in Ultimate Luxury

River Haven Lodge offers riverfront luxury log cabins, with world-renowned fly fishing guides at a specialty brown trout fly fishing luxury lodge.

Only three minutes from Murchison and located in Kahurangi National Park, River Haven Lodge is centrally located in the top of the South Island of New Zealand, giving you access to over thirty rivers by car and another twenty rivers by helicopter. River Haven Lodge has access for any of the four helicopter companies they work with, to land only steps from your cabin and to fly into this world-class trout fishery.

Lunch will be provided by the lodge, as the cabins at River Haven Lodge have full kitchens you can make your own breakfast and dinner or you can head to the nearest town (less than 2 miles away) and dine at one of the restaurants. Stop in the River Haven Private Bar after fishing for a cold drink and great bar food, as well. Complimentary beer and wine provided after your fishing day!


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK! rob@frontrangeanglers.com

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.



The Fishing

New Zealand Fly Fishing
The fishing in New Zealand is unlike anywhere else on the planet! Sight casting large dry flies tied on 3x tippet with 6 wt rods to a 10 lb trout in gin clear water is one of the most exciting things you can do in freshwater fishing! Fishing long leaders (14-18 feet) is key to not spook the fish and dark clothing and fly lines are also essential to your success fishing New Zealand rivers. The trout in New Zealand average about 3 lbs with fish in the 5-8 lb range extremely common. The fish aren’t too selective when it comes to fly selection, you just have to have a good presentation without spooking them!

Great Guides
The guides skills are unquestionable, but their uncanny ability to convey that knowledge to the client and give that person the edge and confidence to catch the elusive, wily New Zealand brown trout, is where they shine! River Haven’s friendly guides are hand selected to give you the very best New Zealand has to offer. They have the skill, knowledge and most importantly, the desire to make your day on the river unforgettable!


The Cabins
The cabins have the highest quality beds, complimented with Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters and pure cotton quilts. Air conditioning (a must in our New Zealand changing weather) and heating with double glazed windows, keep your cabin cozy. A 32” flat screen TV will entertain you while relaxing, not to mention keep you in tune with your sports! To enhance your controlled environment, we’ve added HRV, “Heat Recovery Ventilation” system that replaces the air in the room with fresh clean filtered air four times every hour!

Every bath has heated towel bars to warm the softest cotton towels and demisters in the over-sized bath mirrors, so your lovely lady can do herself up, while you’re in the shower! 360 Degree verandas around your cabin provide cover, while the antler hooks offer a place for your waders and wet jackets, while a boot rack dries your boots.

Your Place In Nature
Take in the native plants surrounding your cabin while enjoying the birds that they attract. Why wake to an alarm clock, when you can waken to the sound of native birds!

Outside your cabin, we have comfortable custom made patio chairs for taking in a bit of sun while enjoying a cup of coffee or visiting with the couples you may be traveling with.


What's Included
- Lodging (double occupancy)

- Guided Fishing (two anglers per guide)

- Lunch

- All house beer and wine

- Transportation to River Haven from Nelson Airport

2023 Rates and Dates
Contact us for more information regarding dates and costs!

What's Not Included
- Airfare to New Zealand

- Gratuities for guides and staff

- New Zealand fishing license

- Breakfast and dinner

- Any fees associated with "non-angling" activities

- Heli-fishing

- Any incidental purchases in New Zealand

2024 Rates and Dates
Contact us for more information regarding dates and costs!

Term and Privacy.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.
Travel Arrangements and Insurance
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email jminard@globalrescue.com.