Surrounding Area

River Valley is an adventure lodge situated in a stunningly beautiful location beside the Rangitikei River on the Central North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the original homes of New Zealand white water rafting, with a Grade 5 section finishing outside the front door, and a fun family rafting section starting at the same place.

River Valley Stables, the base for a range of NZ Horse Treks, perfectly compliments the other outdoor adventures on offer.

River Valley also offers multiday trips for both rafting and horse riding, from 1 night to 5 nights. Furthermore, River Valley Lodge is the first place to offer wooden dory trips in all of Australasia. Dory trips run down the Whanganui River and 4,5,6 day trips are on offer.

The expertise, knowledge and insights accumulated since 1982 over three generations of guides, will ensure that there is just the right adventure for you.

River Valley is not all about adventure however. With the addition of the River Valley Spa, some indulgence in the way of massage, sauna and hot tub.

River Valley is unique in this combination of family, multi generations, location, and great things to see and do.

White Water Rafting


Accommodation facilities at River Valley lie within stunning scenery, green clad hills, the tree covered ranges, and the magnificent river canyons. Lodging Options vary from luxurious riverside guest rooms with private facilities to budget accommodation for adventure seeking backpackers The lodge in general has a rustic cabin style.

Mokai Canyon 3-Day Rafting Trip


Enjoy a high standard of comfort after your day of adventure! Our Deluxe Guest Rooms are positioned along the beautiful Rangitikei River and in the gardens with private bathrooms. These rooms are comfortable and stylish and each room features it's own unique decor.

Each bathroom is tiled in a own distinctive pattern reflecting the local environment. All bathrooms have under floor heating. Each room has a king size bed tea and coffee making facilities.Two of these rooms have an extra single bed meaning the room can also be used a treble.

We also have a family size ensuite room, perfect for families of up to six!All our guest rooms with private bathrooms (ensuited), are within our wireless hotspot range.We are in an area that does not have cellphone coverage, ensuring a strong dose of peace and quiet.

Sheperd's Trail Half-Day Horse Trek

Policies & Restrictions

River Valley has a no pets and no smoking policy in rooms.

Riverside Hike by the Rangitikei River
Starting at:
USD $22.75 per night
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