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CHC - New Zealand


November to April


8 anglers per week


Brown Trout

5 miles from the town of Hanmer Springs, in the South Island, of New Zealand.

Brown Trout

Beginning of November to the end of March

There are no set arrival/ departure dates for this location.

Beautifully decorated, this 4-room lodge holds a breath taking, panoramic, views no matter where you might be. The Riverview Lodge consists of four large double bedrooms with either king or queen size beds. Each guest room is equipped with its own modern, private, ensuite bathroom. There’re multiple large lounge areas to relax in after a day of fishing, a stone log fireplace, pool room, satellite Sky TV, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi to use at your convenience.

8 anglers per week.

There are several really strong reasons for choosing to base from the Riverview Lodge for your trip. First off, anglers fishing from Riverview Lodge have access to a huge variety of rivers from which to fish. When you add in helicopter access rivers, the options you have on a daily basis from the Riverview are truly exceptional. Heli Fishing is an integral component to fishing at Riverview and the lodge owners have it beautifully dialed in. Their relationships with the two helicopter companies they work with are very strong and they’ve know all the pilots for a long time.

When fishing from Riverview Lodge, most of the fishing takes place on the eastern side of the Lewis Pass Reserve but there are times when, if the weather is poor on the east side of the pass, that anglers will head west towards the Reefton area if conditions are more favorable over in the west. Both the Matakitaki River and the Glenroy River are located on west side of the Lewis Pass Reserve and both rivers make for a great back country Helicopter day. Then there’s the Gray River, which can be driven to from the lodge. Having these options is a nice Plan B if the weather is poor on the east side.

The second great reason for fishing out of Riverview is that the Canterbury area probably produces more 10 pound + Brown Trout than any other region in the country. This is not to say that everyone who fishes from the Riverview will land a trout of this size, but, the reality is that you will very likely get shots at fish this large fish and that’s really all an angler can ask for.

The third reason why the Riverview Lodge is so good from a fishing perspective, is the quality of the rivers you get to fish. The Canterbury area has some truly superb trout water, with an enormous diversity in terms of the rivers and their structure. Some of our absolute favorites are the Clarence River, The Hurunui, the Waiau River.

The headwaters of the enormous Clarence River, where some very large trout live, offer a unique and very different upland fishing experience. However, other parts of the Clarence are inhospitable and inaccessible except by raft or helicopter. The Hurunui River, including its North and South Branches, offers superb fishing in stunning scenery. The Hurunui has some of the most productive reaches of trout fishing in New Zealand and the mouth is popular for its seasonal sea run salmon. The braided Waiau River offers excellent fishing in stunning North Canterbury scenery. The Waiau is home to a large population of brown trout and seasonal sea run trout and salmon.

This destination is strictly walk and wade.

Guests fly into Christchurch International Airport and transfer for 125km, or approximately one and a half hours, to reach the Riverview Lodge.

Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle international and domestic airfares, car rentals and shuttles, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 for assistance.



U.S., Canadian, and EU members must have a passport that is valid for 3 months beyond intended stay as well as tickets and documents for return or onward travel. No Visa required for stays of up to three months.

RATES FOR 2021/22

Low Season : 15th of March - 31st of March 2019

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with shared guide: $4,564.55 USD

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with private guide: $6,423.90 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with shared guide: $5,406.73 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with private guide: $7,266.09 USD
<66.09 USD

Peak Season : 15th of December 2019 to 14th of March 2020

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with shared guide: $5,049.44 USD

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with private guide: $6,908.80 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with shared guide: $5,559.85 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with private guide: $7,419.21 USD

Transportation to and from the lodge is not included in this price. Shuttle from Christchurch International to the Riverview is $350 USD each way.