We offer river front luxury log cabins, with world renowned fly fishing guides at our specialty brown trout fly fishing luxury lodge. River Haven Lodge is an "All Inclusive" lodge with a full breakfast and three course dinners served in the main lodge and a garden fresh healthy picnic lunch served on the river with your guide. Stop in the River Haven Private Bar after fishing for a cold drink and great bar food, as well. All is included in one price (even house wine and beer!) to put your focus on your main interest, to catch brown trout!
Fishing & Guiding
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 we work with, to land only steps from your cabin, to fly into this world class trout fishery.
Our Guides are experienced in sighting brown trout, as though they had a type of radar connection with the fish themselves! They tie their own flies giving you an edge. Tying flies to match the exact insect stage, is where our Guides shine! You can be assured, River Haven Guides are among the friendliest and most patient, in the country, and they are all non-smokers.
Accommodation & Dining
Scotty and his lovely wife Leya, own property ON the Mangles River bank, and have built “River Haven Lodge” to accommodate those with the same passion for fly fishing. River Haven Lodge is "All Inclusive", from your gear, cabin, all meals, right down to house wine and beer! Enjoy your meals with other fly fishing anglers, socializing with other Lodge guests, and share your day’s fly fishing experience during great dinner conversation.
Start your day with our brilliant home-made bread and local honey, fresh free range eggs from our own chickens on site, and fresh fruit every morning. Then off fishing with your picnic lunch, sandwiches made from home-made bread, and plenty of snacks to keep you going throughout the day! Return back to the lodge for some fun bar nibbles, including home-made pizza's, nachos, and more! Finally, relax during the wonderful three course dinners, with friends and a good glass of wine...or two!
Wander over to the "Engine Room" (River Haven's Private Bar) only steps from your log cabin and enjoy your favourite cocktail or an ice cold beer! Perhaps you prefer some of our brilliant New Zealand and Aussie wines. You'll enjoy the great conversation and tall tales from your angler mates. The brown trout mounts in the Bar, will get you excited for your next day's fishing, and the "Wall of Fame" will entertain you, as you check out other angler's prizes, or giggle at your last year's pose!
Centrally located in Kahurangi National Park, there are activities for everyone. River Haven Lodge is ideally located to take advantage of the many “non-fishing” things to do in Murchison, Kahurangi National park the greater Nelson / Marlborough area.
Choose between relaxing activities such as photography, bird watching and swimming, or "amp it up" with a Helicopter Tour, or some white water kayaking or jet boating. There are some of the most accessible, beautiful hikes under a hour from the lodge, you don't want to miss...including one with an amazing waterfall, only 30 minutes away!