River Valley Adventure Lodge Taihape, New Zealand Hotels & Resorts
Taihape, New Zealand Hotels & Resorts

River Valley is a New Zealand adventure lodge situated "away from it all" by the breathtaking Rangitikei River. We specialise in white water rafting, multi-day river trips and horse trekking. Our lodge is equipped with a cosy bar and restaurant

From $22.75 / night

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

Map & Directions

River Valley Lodge, Taihape, New Zealand 4792

River Valley is situated in the Rangitikei District of the North Island of New Zealand. It is near the central North Island town of Taihape. If you are traveling South, turn left at the River Valley signpost, 18km after Waiouru.

If you are traveling North, use the Gretna Hotel in Taihape as your starting point, the 32km drive will last around 35 minutes after taking you through some of New Zealand's finest and most picturesque hill country. Please follow the River Valley, yellow finger signposts.

After turning off State Highway 1, you will cross two bridges coming from Waiouru, and three bridges coming from Taihape. The last 5km's are gravel and take you to the Lodge at the end of the road.

Points of Interest
River Valley - Award Winning Adventure Lodge
New ZealandTaihape,

Nearby Attractions and Services

15 kmsMokai Gravity Canyon - Bungy
1 kmAorangi Experiences - Guided walks
80kms approxMt Ruapehu
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