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Reviews & Comments


  • Place of Beauty, love it & the people who run and manage the place.
    — Sammy S. Philippines

  • Great Chinese meals!
    — GR, Holland

  • Excellent Chinese and traditional New Zealand meals. This is a 'must stop' on your way from the West Coast to Nelson. Beautiful views of the Buller River and Mount Owen. The food is superb, with John Siu cooking the Chinese dishes and Kim Siu cooking the New Zealand fare. These two will make you very welcome and their motel units are very comfortable too.
    — pheffernan

    Enjoying our meal at Owen River Tavern
  • Best Pub!!
    — Nathan M.

  • Mt. Owen, 1875m, is a pleasant prospect from the beer garden on a summer’s day, the sort of day that poor Thomas Brunner might have welcomed for drying clothes and equipment and mourning his loyal and, in the end, sacrificial Rover…
    — DON DONOVAN

  • Cycled 120 Km -What a blissful sight to see Owen River Tavern & Motels. What a great evening, great place and excellent food. We will be back.
    — Lynn & Dave H. from Pukekohe
    — Ken & Helen from Ranaomoa
    — 2x2 cyclists plus 2 x camper van

    Happy Customers
  • Warm hospitality in cold weather of KiwiLand.
    — KS, Pahong, Malaysia

  • Love the food, Love the place. Definitely coming back.
    — SK, Penang, Malaysia

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful unit, we will tell all our friends how fabulous and friendly you are. Thank you again.
    — Paul & Anne B. - Christchurch