We are 6 kms north of Taihape, and the perfect location for a restful stay between Auckland and Wellington. Recharge in luxury at our beautiful home surrounded by hills, sheep paddocks and lovely mature gardens. Fall asleep and wake to the chorus of moreporks, tuis, bellbirds, ducks, frogs, and pheasants. Wander the extensive gardens and smell the roses. After a scrumptious home made breakfast, you will be well rested to continue your journey. Farmstyle dinner can be provided at an extra charge
River Valley is one of just a handful of Adventure Lodges in New Zealand. We are situated in the wilds of Taihape, next to the beautiful Rangitikei River. Very definitely not a mainstream tourist area! Within our extended family we can lay claim to three generations of Rafting and Horse Trekking Guides. Unique amongst adventure operators. Experience knowledge and insights that have been treasured and added to over decades by the family.
Welcome to the ‘Grumpy Trout Lodge’! Your cosy, modern home away from home on State Highway One, 5 minutes driving distance South of Turangi where you will find all amenities, cafes and restaurants. This is a brand new, high quality accommodation specifically built for your ultimate comfort and experience. Choose your activity! We are in the midst of it.