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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here over night after white water rafting in Murchison. Admittedly we thought it was closer to Murchison when I booked, however it is a good 20km out of town. When we first arrived we thought.. Oh dear what have I booked, but even though the Tavern looks old and the accommodation is in a small little block it's...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I arrived very late due to unfortunate circumstances and John was kind enough to wait up for me. The room was very clean with a nice big, comfortable bed and electric blanket on each side, working kettle, fridge and microwave. The heater kept the room nice and warm. A heads-up about the internet: on their website it says there is...

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Sri Lanka
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Arrived early which gave us time to walk down to the lovely river and explore around a bit. The motel room was very good - despite being so close to the highway. Kim is a great and very helpful host and the food was good value.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Stopped in at the tavern for some cold beer and a feed after some time tramping and caving up nearby Mt Owen. A real great pub with excellent service and satisfying meals for reasonable prices. Plently of different meal choices ranging from burgers to Chinese food to mixed grills. Lots of interesting stuff to look at around this old pub...

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1Thank TimMPerth
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Fantastic spot a very lot of good memorys but didn't get to c dave searly is he still around ???? Great food especially the lamb, would of been great to go pig hunting but 4 got my boots venison was another great choice to sink your teeth into. Cheers Anna in OZ

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motueka
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Booked into Owen River when we could not get accommodation in Murchison due to the annual A & P show. The unit was clean, spacious and had a comfortable bed. Unfortunately, it is right next to State Highway 6 and the road noise is intrusive. The motel is isolated being some 20 mins from the nearest town of Murchison. The...

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1Thank jeff_motueka
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 June 2013

This is a small motel with only eight units. But the location is great. The food in the Tavern is probably one of the best in New Zealand. It is owned by a Hong Kong chinese man therefore it is fantastic food on the menu. The service by Renae behind the bar was very kind,prompt and enjoyable.The units are big...

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Thank Wolfram S
Boston USA
Reviewed 20 April 2013

My wife and I were looking for a place to stay on our way to the west coast. After looking through Trip Advisor we settled on The Owen River Tavern. If you’re looking for The Ritz this isn’t the place. If you’re looking for a clean comfortable place to stay this will fill the bill. The tavern itself is a...

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Thank Billericabill
California
Reviewed 15 December 2012

I had read that there were powered sites for campervans behind the tavern and it was located conveniently for our travels. $20 was a great price, but in the end, not worth it. The sandflies were horrific. It's not enough to be covered in repellant, they still swarm around you and are a nuisance. We dared not to go out...

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1Thank deSchenke
Wyoming, USA
Reviewed 9 November 2012

I have a small bach near the tavern and go there for meals when not out catching monster trout or chasing pigs. Wonderful cozy atmosphere, great hosts, Tui on tap, and the best lamb chop dinner in NZ. I really shoudn't be writing this review because I don't want this place to be discovered by too many tourits.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Owen River Tavern & Motels

Address: Kawatir Murchison Highway | State highway 6, Murchison, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Price Range: $122 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask for a room at the rear of the block - less road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Kandyman2014, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Try and get one as far from highway as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles jeff_motueka, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
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