Riverview Lodge - New Zealand

Riverview Lodge is set within the picturesque area of Hamner Springs, which is less than a 90 minute leisurely drive north of Christchurch.

It looks upon the joining of the water of the Waiau, Hamner and Percival rivers and to the beauty and presence of the mountains beyond.

John and Robyn Gemmell who have owned and operated Riverview Lodge for the past 25 years, host only four couples at a time ensuring that the stay is a memorable and personalised one for their guests.

If you are lucky enough to fish this area after a mouse plague, you better go up one or two sizes with your fly gear! The Browns gorge themselves on these rodents and stack on heaps of weight in a very short period of time.

This location has not been given the tag of “Dry Fly” Brown Trout capital of the world without reason. Now I know we always talk about our best catches and don’t mention our quiet days! But . . . . . a morning's fishing from a regular English client has to be told again! Five trout averaging 13.8Ib. They came in at two at eleven pound and one each at fourteen, fifteen and eighteen pounds respectively!!!

Most fishing people would like to match that in a lifetime.

Services & Facilities

Guide:- John Gemmell as a fishing guide, has fished the rivers in this area with clients for the past 25 years. His knowledge of the area and its waters enables him to make a fishing safari a memorable one. Riverview Lodge hosts people from all over the world. Along with John, he is assisted by Johnathan Greensmith and Andrew Trowbridge who have excellent knowledge of the local waters. Only nine kilometres from the lodge is one of the most romantic, action packed and relaxing resort towns in New Zealand - Hamner Springs. This little village offers a variety of attractions which include hot mineral pools, forest walks, horseback riding, jet boating, rafting, bungy jumping, outback tours and golfing.


Autumn/Fall (March 15th 2018 to March 31st 2018
3 nights/2 days - $2340 pp double/$3585 pp single NZD
4 nights/3 days - $3245 pp double/$5030 pp single NZD
5 nights/4 days - $4150 pp double/$6475 pp single NZD
6 nights/5 days - $5055 pp double/$7920 pp single NZD
7 nights/6 days - $5960 pp double/$9365 pp single NZD
Summer (December 15th 2017 to March 14th 2018)
3 nights/2 days - $2625 pp double/$3675 pp single NZD
4 nights/3 days - $3625 pp double/$5150 pp single NZD
5 nights/4 days - $4625 pp double/$6625 pp single NZD
6 nights/5 days - $5625 pp double/$8100 pp single NZD
7 nights/6 days - $6625 pp double/$9575 pp single NZD


  • all meals
  • services of professional staff/guides and equipment
  • tackle supplied on a replace if lost or damaged basis 
  • ? days guided fishing depending on days booked


Costs per person

* Prices may vary due to currency fluctuations
* Prices are valid until 30/12/2016