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Oreti River House is the perfect base for sporting groups, families or tourists to enjoy the many activities and sights that can be enjoyed in Southland. The house offers the following services-


The house is primarily set up for a self catering style of holiday. The kitchen is generously outfitted with all the appliances and utensils needed for making simple or complex meals. Oreti River House is a short walk from a well stocked local supermarket containing fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh cuts of meats, frozen foods and dry shelf items.

In addition, it is possible to order a generous breakfast hamper when booking accommodation on the website. This will to be placed in the house fridge for your convenience upon arrival.

Chef services are also available to provide delicious meals in the house and make a holiday in New Zealand more relaxing and memorable. Ideally the Chef needs to be booked in advance to secure his services. Locally sourced seasonal and organic fruit and vegetables as well as free range organic meats are used where possible. Menus and meals choices are extensive and can be individually tailored to suit most requirements.This is a delicious way to experience some of New Zealand's finest regional cuisine. More information about this activity including costs, sample menus and availability can be obtained by ticking the "Request for more information" box on the booking sheet or by emailing us on

A herb garden is available to guests filled with rosemary, parsley, thyme, shallots and chives - located just outside the kitchen door. Other parts of the garden have beds of sage, oregano, marjoram and mint.

The house has a gas BBQ available under the outside pergola with table and seating.


Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate.

Soap, shampoo/conditioner supplied to the two bathrooms.

Supplies of clothes washing powder and dish washing liquids are provided.


Full linen service for beds, bathrooms and kitchen. For bookings longer than 7 days, fresh linen and a light clean is provided each week.


Two bicycles with helmets can be hired for a small cost to enable guests to sample sections of the fabulous new Cycle Trail that has been completed into and out of Lumsden.


Complimentary wireless internet connection is available throughout the house.

Phones, TV and DVD's

Phone available for local calls.

SKY TV and DVD. A large selection of fly fishing and general DVD's are available in the house.

iPod and iPhone compatible music system.

Selection of indoor and outdoor games.


Security combination safe available for valuables.


House Manual explaining all the features of the house and how they work.

Information Board and booklet showing local fishing access points and general fishing details.

Information book about cycling and walking trails.

Information book about local shops, services and amenities.

Book library with fishing, wildlife, cooking and general titles.


Wader racks and boot cleaning brushes, tubs and sprays.

Digital weather forecasting system.