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Owen River Tavern & Motels 



Nestled in the charming settlement of Owen River along State Highway 6, just 18 kilometers northeast of Murchison and 115 kilometers southwest of Nelson, lies the enchanting Owen River Tavern & Motels.

Surrounded by a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, verdant bushland, and serene waterways, this hidden gem offers a tranquil retreat like no other.

The Owen River, originating from the towering slopes of Mount Owen at 1,875 meters, meanders its way through the picturesque terrain for 20 kilometers before converging with the magnificent Buller River, creating a breathtaking natural spectacle just below the Tavern. To the southeast, the imposing Mount Murchison at 1,370 meters stands as a sentinel overlooking the Owen River Tavern and Motel.


We offer a diverse range of services to cater to all your needs. Whether you're looking for a delicious meal and drinks at our bar and restaurant, a comfortable stay at our cosy motels, a nature-filled adventure at our campsite, or exciting recreational activities, we have something for everyone.

We can't wait to welcome you and provide you with an unforgettable experience in the heart of New Zealand.



1569 Kawatiri Murchison Highway, Owen River, Murchison, Nelson 7077, New Zealand

Phone: 03 523 9273 

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