River Wild Mountain High Adventure
Duration: 2 Days and 2 Nights
Cost: $1485 Twin Share / $895 Single
*OFF PEAK SPECIAL RATE – MAY/SEPTEMBER ONLY*
$1385 Twin Share / $795 Single
Season: 16th September to 31st May
In our experience, many of our customers would like to try a variety of the adventures that we offer. In particular, a rafting trip and a horse trek, and combine them with comfy accommodation, and all meals taken care of.
If this is you, a person who likes some indulgence with their adventure, then read on.
A Fun Two Day Activity and Adventure Holiday
This type of short holiday package is ideal for a weekend, or just a couple of fun filled days if you are travelling.
An Adventure Break away to recharge the soul, lift the spirits, have some fun, breath some fresh air, and have a chance to laugh and smile.
So what is involved with a River Wild, Mountain High Adventure?
We have mixed in some adventure, with good food and comfy accommodation.
- Arrive anytime after 3 pm on the first day, check in to your accommodation in one of our deluxe ensuite guest rooms.
- Enjoy a 3 course dinner in the lodge.
- On the second day, get up late, have breakfast in the main Lodge, we don’t want to get too carried away with the adventure stuff yet!
- That afternoon, explore the beautiful hill country of the Northern Rangitikei by horse back (half day trek or equivalent).
- Enjoy another 3 course dinner in the Lodge.
- On the third day, choose from either a half day Grade 5 rafting trip, or a relaxing float down the Scenic section of the Rangitikei River.
After the rafting trip, you can either head home refreshed and recharged, or stay an extra night (not included) and truly soak up the special ambiance of River Valley.
Depending on weather conditions, activities may be swapped around. Please note that our scenic rafting trip only runs between October-April.
What we Provide:
- All river gear
- All riding equipment
- Deluxe guest room accommodation
- Complimentary use of the spa facilities
- 2 x cooked or continental breakfast
- 2 x lunch
- 2 x 3 course dinner with a house drink
What you need to Bring:
- Long pants
- Warm top on cooler days
- A camera suitable to be taken riding
- Swimming costume
Testimonials 'n Reviews
“One thing we really noticed though, was how friendly all the staff were, and how they put us at ease both horse trekking and rafting. In fact the guides were massive. All the staff seemed to be so close.”
Paula and I decided to come to River Valley because I wanted to do the white water rafting, and Paula wanted to do the horse-trekking, so we were looking for a place that we could both do what we wanted to on a Weekend Getaway.
So looking on the internet we found River Valley, it had what we wanted, and was not too far from Hastings.
Originally there were going to be four of us, two could not come, however we will be going home and bringing them back with us next time.
We arrived in the afternoon, and that evening we went on a Sundowner Horse Ride. I’ve got to say that we found it a bit challenging. For some reason we thought we would be riding over flat paddocks, not up and down hills! However we were on great horses and the whole experience was just fine.
The next morning we went Grade 5 white water rafting which was a heap of fun. Tom our guide tipped us over in some flat water so we would know what it was like, luckily though we stayed upright through the rapids.
The jump off the big rock at the end was something that we never thought we could do, in fact if anybody had said we would be doing that earlier, we would have said – No Way!
Our accommodation was in one of the comfy Garden rooms with our own showers and toilet. When you get to a certain age, you just don’t want to do the backpacker thing anymore.
One thing we really noticed though, was how friendly all the staff were, and how they put us at ease both horse trekking and rafting. In fact the guides were massive. All the staff seemed to be so close.
The food was really good too.
In fact it was just so good to get out of the city, into some fresh air, and to have no cell phone reception is a bonus.
When we recommend River Valley to our friends, we are going to tell them to go both rafting and horse trekking, it makes such a brilliant weekend, and is just such a good package. We simply rang up, an itinerary was emailed to us and we just went from there.
We just had such a grand time here.
Paula Parrant, Tracy Armitage
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