2012 Waitiangi weekend was a "need to get away" time. But where to go to fish and blob out. Well Owen River Tavern and Motels was just the place. Kim Sui welcomed us and directed us to our motel. She was certainly very engaging via her emails. The king-sized bed dominated the room but it was a verycomfortable one. Perhaps the dominating feature of our motel was its cleanliness. Microwave, crockery and cutlery all there but the idea was to take prepared meals for heating or buy them from the bar or restraunt at the tavern.
Fishing? Well it was difficult to find a fish but there is something very therapeutic about being out in the fresh air and standing in a stream casting your line. This is sandfly territory folks so do remember the repellant. The bush and hills around you are just grand. Beautiful New Zealand at its best.
We decided to buy a meal and again Kim graciously welcomed us. We enjoyed an excellent Chinese meal, reasonably priced and delicious.
We felt initially that the price of the motel was a bit high, but hey market forces prevail and it certainly was in keeping with other accommodation places in the Owen River vacinity. In the end we felt we got value for money all round.
Would we go again? Yes but a lot earlier in the season as we might get to see a trout!!
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