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A Hint Of Chili With That Jam

  A change of subject matter for the River Valley Blog this week. Many of you will be aware that we grow a great deal of the produce that we cook and serve to guests in our own organic vegetable gardens. This allows our chefs to create some real tasty dishes. This week Miranda is [...]

By | 2018-04-23T21:48:38+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Blog, Environment & Food|0 Comments

We’re A Mixed Lot

I would imagine the common public perception of people working at an Adventure Lodge is one of mostly young people, fit, tanned, cycling to work each morning on their mountain bikes, off kayaking at every opportunity, with everyday conversation filled with "in" terms. In fact a bunch of lentil eating, craft beer drinking, dreadlocked adventure [...]

By | 2018-04-30T01:37:51+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Adventure Travel, Blog, Lodge, Rafting|0 Comments

Saying Goodbye to our Summer Family

This week is a particularly sad one for us. As the quieter seasons approach we wave off about half of our summer staff over the next couple of days. River Valley seems to attract all sorts; a handful of the seasonal staff from around New Zealand and the rest from all around the world. Many [...]

By | 2017-06-11T21:14:45+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Baby Boomers increasingly finding outdoor adventure

Surfs Up For The Beach Boy Generation I was there, late 1977, or was it 1978? The Beach Boys in concert at Western Springs in Auckland, New Zealand. Brian Wilson, the truly gifted member of the band was there in spirit only as he idly tapped at the piano. He was [...]

By | 2017-06-12T02:48:11+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Adventure Travel, Articles, Rafting|0 Comments