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Reviews & Comments


  • Awesome Smile ++++, peaceful & beautiful nice place to be.
    — Robert & Lea L. Philippines

  • Yet another delightful evening at Owen River Tavern. Deliciously prepared meals (Sweet and Sour Chicken / Hot and Spicy Pork) and extremely tidy motel accommodation is reason enough to return to Owen River Tavern time and time again. We have made this rest stop a regular on our trips from Nelson back to the West Coast. Much thanks to our gracious hosts, John and Kim.
    — R.J.&Co. West Coast, NZ

  • Ed & Lee had a great diner here. Hospitality is the best. If we ever come back to NZ, we will be coming back to this place.
    — Geweidis

    Geweidis
  • Cosy warm and great food. Nice people.
    — John & Margaret, Whangarei

  • Well worth the stop, Excellent Meal.
    — Michael & Joan K., Qd Australia

  • We had a lovely stay at the Owen River Tavern & Motels. The fried rice with black bean beef is a wonderful dish from the Mighty kiwi food.
    — James C., Singapore

  • What a cool little pub in a beautiful place. Lovely.
    — Jenny and Jared R, Mount Mounganui

    Jenny and Jared R.
  • Good, excellent, 6 stars, awesome, wonderful host!
    —Jing D. from Malaysia

  • Oasis in the middle of nowhere.
    On a very tiring trip from Nelson stopped in at the Owen River Tavern and Motels to have a Christmas meal with a friend. Host was fantastic, very friendly. Wide range of food on the menu at a reasonable price and recommend the Chinese. Fantastic. A+ to anyone wanting a traditional Chinese meal.

    — Leeanne S. Greymouth

  • HA Murray!
    I ate all the Sweet & Sour Pork so you can't have any when you stay. It's the best... A++
    Smile
    — Leanne from Greymouth

  • To everyone reading this....order the sweet N sour chicken it's amazing!!!.
    Thank you for your hospitality, great food and wonderful conversation.
    I wish you both luck.

    — Moana

  • We three exhausted, hungry travellers spotted a most comforting sight - the Owen River Tavern & Motel. Our energy was recharged with a scrumptious dinner, yummy desserts, and overnight stay in ultra clean guest accommodations. Many thanks to our hosts, Kim and John.
    — R.J.&Co. West Coast, NZ

  • After 40 years we decided to return to Owen River Tavern where I proposed to her all those years ago.  What a great place, the memories flooding back - Lovely place.
    — Ted & Cherie, Taupo Bay

    Cherie and Ted at Owen River Tavern
  • Hahaha Menu of the day Black Bean with Pork & rice, what can I say.... I can't breathe anymore.
    — Marita

  • Feel like home here. Thank you for the family like hospitality.
    — JB, Malaysia