New Zealand's Original Adventure Lodge

River Valley | Taihape | Rangitikei

New Zealand Adventure Lodge, River Valley 2020-06-05T02:40:16+00:00

Explore, Relax and Unwind as you discover big skies, dramatic landscapes, clear waters and warm Country-Style hospitality.  Welcome to our Home.

Tucked away at the base of the Ruahine Ranges and Mt. Aorangi, on the banks of the Rangitikei River, River valley lodge is the perfect escape from the stress of every day life. We have a range of accommodation options from backpacker style bunk rooms, to campsites through to deluxe Riverside Suites perfect for a romantic weekend away.

Whether you’re looking for a scenic weekend retreat, an adventure holiday or simply a beautiful place to put your head for a night we would love to invite you to come and stay with us, but be warned: once you experience the valley, some people never leave.

View our accommodation options or check out what makes us unique below.

Around The Lodge


Our skilled chefs offer a range of authentic rustic country-style meals, made with fresh organic produce from our on-site gardens.


With a range of accommodation from budget bunk rooms, to deluxe river side ensuites, we have something for everyone.


Relax and unwind as we take you on a journey to tranquility. Our Facilities include a riverside spa bath, wood-fired sauna, and infrared Sauna.

Things To Do


We have rafting adventures to suit everyone, including scenic family floats, multi-day rafting trips and our action packed grade 5 white water trip.


Learn about how and why we use natural horsemanship to train our horses.  We have horse treks for all abilities, ranging from 2 hours, to 8 days.


Stay, play and eat. Check out our range of accommodation packages combining Food, Lodging and Adventure Activities.

Conferences & Exclusive Events


With conference facilities, catering and team adventures, let us show you why River Valley is perfect for your next Corporate Retreat or Function.


With accommodation, plus a bar and restaurant on site, River Valley is a great venue for your next event or function.


A one-stop, unique venue for your special day.  River Valley can take care of everything, from the catering to the accommodation.

Everyone takes away something special from their stay at River Valley. See what some of our guests have to say:

“We couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing setting that suited all our needs with the age range from 5 months to 80 years! And the weather was pretty kind too. “

We are all impressed with what River Valley has to offer and will recommend your place to others and hopefully be back in the warmer weather to partake in some of the adventures you offer.

Janet Barkwith – To read Janet’s full experience click here.

“River Valley Lodge resting alongside the wildly beautiful Rangitikei River is a fantastic getaway location.”

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for making our stay with you over the Thurs/Fri/Sat of Easter a wonderful comfortable and memorable experience while staying with you.

I had an absolutely fantastic time horse trekking, rafting and relaxing, and River Valley Lodge resting alongside the wildly beautiful Rangitikei River is a fantastic getaway location.

Rosalie – To read Rosalie’s full experience, click here

The one thing that I think probably stands in the way of a lot of people coming to River Valley is it is in the middle of nowhere… it’s worth the ride into the wilderness”

I would really recommend River Valley. There are so many people who never really experience the outdoors. They don’t get to breathe fresh air and the air here is so pure. You can even drink the water in the river.

Paula Byrne – To read Paula’s full experience, click here


Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out.

0800 248666