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    Owen River Tavern & Motels

    Kawatir Murchison Highway | State highway 6, Murchison, New Zealand
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          Reviewed 13 March 2017

          The motel unit was clean with everything as advertised, but a little small. There was no where to put anything. The tavern itself was a little tired looking, but the welcome was great and the food was delicious. Just be aware of the vicious sandflies....More

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          Reviewed 3 January 2017

          Everything was nice, staff and the camping site with quite clean toilet and shower. The worst part - sandflies. They were very aggressive. But other than that we had a really nice time. We paid 10 NZD per person in a tent.

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          Reviewed 20 December 2016

          Others have praised this place to stay. We agree. Kim was very kind and calming. The room at the back wasn't noisy despite the extra traffic on the highway. Bar meals were nicely cooked and the whole stay was enjoyable.

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          Reviewed 13 December 2016

          Just as publicised a unique old style country tavern with motel accommodation. The room was clean and functional, the sound of the river was the only real sound you could hear even though the Tavern is situated off the main Highway. The beds were comfortable...More

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          Reviewed 1 December 2016 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...More

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          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • US$84 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Murchison
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          shelaghbeatty
          Hi , my partner is coming up to do a 3month contract at St.Arnaud... do you do long stays in motel....or can he park caravan on site ...can you provide a packed lunch Mon-Fri...can you do an evening meal..Look forward to hearing from you. Regards Shelagh
          17 January 2017|
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          "Rooms at the back of the cabin block likely to be quieter. WiFi available in the tavern."
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          "Ask for a room at the rear of the block - less road noise."
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