River Valley Lodge

Adventure Activities At River Valley

The incredible location of River Valley lodge allows us to offer our guests a host of adventure activities. 

Take advantage of our unique location by taking in the natural surroundings in an exciting, unique experience that you are sure not to forget any time soon. See New Zealand’s world famous landscapes and greenery from a completely new perspective, with a sprinkle of adrenaline to really put the icing on the cake.

Experience the Rangitikei, Ngaruroro & Whanganui rivers

One of the biggest draws to River Valley is our passion for exploring our local rivers. Our business is built on a rich history that stretches multiple generations of people that have spent their lives navigating through these rivers, discovering every nook and cranny, and appreciating these magnificent bodies of water right on our doorstep.

Our culmination of experience, which dates all the way back to 1982, means we are able to bring these incredible rafting experiences to you. Our range of packages cater to whatever experience suits you. Whether you’re after some family fun, consider yourself an adrenaline junkie, or picture yourself on a boat (dory) on the river, we have a range of river activities that are bound to provide the adventure you’re after. It doesn’t matter if you’re after an action-packed half -day on the river or a full 5 day excursion, the team at River Valley will keep you safe, entertained, and itching for more. So if you’re ready to put paddle to water, find out more about our range of river rafting activities, and be part of the 4000+ people that find their way down the Rangitikei every year!

Grade 5 White Water Rafting, NZ

Adventures on Horseback

If staying dry is more your style, you can still experience the wonder the Rangitikei has to offer from horseback. Specializing in “Rides for Riders” River Valley Stables have a horseback package that is sure to be a highlight of your trip. We believe in using natural horsemanship techniques that encourage a bond and communication between horse and rider.

Enjoy a River Valley Adventure, Stress Free.

We want you to be able to focus on enjoying the adventure. This is why River Valley provides everything you need (aside from a few personal belongings) so that you are well equipped and comfortable to enjoy the ride, whether that’s on a raft careening through rapids or on horseback with the wind blowing through your hair.

The team are all highly experienced and well trained so that we can assure that you are safe at all times. So get ready to set off on your action-packed experience with River Valley, and book an adventure today.

Whanganui River Dories

Explore by E-Bike

River Valley Lodge sits within a beautiful part of New Zealand. While many guests prefer to explore the, often dramatic scenery, by raft or horse, there is also another way, and that is on one of our brand new E-bikes.  The network of backcountry roads in the area, combined with the ease of travel offered by an E-bike, makes exploring fun and doable.

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Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out.
thelodge@rivervalley.co.nz / 0800 248666