River Valley Lodge

06 388 1444
RD 2, Mangahoata Road, Pukokahu, Taihape, 4792, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

We are an Adventure Lodge set alongside the stunning Rangitikei River. Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting, Scenic Rafting, Horse Trekking, Hiking, Relaxing, Yoga, Massage.

Our focus is on being able to provide you with not only uplifting adventure experiences, but experiences that are also fun, and that does not have to mean a Grade 5 rafting trip. It could also have you enjoying a beautifully cooked country style meal, a glass of wine overlooking the river, an evening horse ride, or a multi day river trip.

Many of the people who have visited over the years are now part of an extended River Valley family, that now stretches around the world.

So, to those we have not seen for some time, please do not hesitate to share your River Valley experiences, and to those who have never visited, hope to see you soon.

A River Valley trip will be something to talk about for years to come, and make your adventure seeking friends wish they were there.




Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting New Zealand

If it is a half day trip that you are after, then the Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River could be just what you are looking...   read more
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Scenic Fun Family Rafting

Families love rafting the Scenic section of the Rangitikei River, downstream from River Valley Lodge. With over 30 Grade 2(easy) rapids,...   read more
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Two Hour Horse Trek

Located just 3 km from River Valley Lodge, the Stables has developed as a niche provider of hill country trail rides and horse treks,...   read more
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Half Day Horse Trek

A core part of the River Valley experience is interaction with our natural landscape. This involves the river, and the land. River...   read more
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Rangitikei River Lodge to Lodge

Have you recently thought it was time for a treat? What about a Luxury Adventure? We have noticed that many of our guests would like...   read more
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Lodge to Lodge Horse Trekking

The drive into North Island high country, every corner a new vista, the great volcanoes of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngaruahoe out to the...   read more
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I would Absolutely recommend River Valley! River Valley is a place for everyone. No set schedule (unless you have signed up for it), Varying rooms and prices for any budget, good food, and friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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 regular signs to River Valley.

After turning off State Highway 1, you will cross two bridges coming from Waiouru, and three bridges coming from Taihape.

The last 1.5 km’s are gravel and take you to the Lodge at the end of the road.

Drive carefully on our country roads, as you would be surprised both at the number and occasionally the size of the vehicles you will share the way with.

Mailing address
RD 2, Mangahoata Road, Pukokahu
Zip / Postcode
State / Region
New Zealand

Latitude: -39.6279218
Longitude: 175.8703535