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River Valley Adventures

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266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1444
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What an awesome experience! Most of us were rafting for very first time. We had good detailed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katia P
via mobile

The guides were very knowledgeable with lots of experience. The trip is a must do if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Royal Oak, Michigan
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River Valley is an adventure company that operates from River Valley Lodge, an Adventure Lodge situated 32 kilometers east of the central North Island town of Taihape. What is River Valley all about? River Valley is all about rafts and horses. In fact 3 generations (since 1982)of guides have brought adventures based around river rafting and horse back riding to the general public. Rafting ranges in duration from half day Grade 5 trips on the Rangitikei River - often called one of the world's top half day Grade 5 trips - to gentle floats in the midst of spectacular scenery on our Scenic rafting trips. Horse Trekking. The core of the River Valley Stables riding experience is the natural horse training techniques used to train our horses. This produces horses that are responsive and happy. All riding takes place over the beautiful hill country of this area - the northern Rangitikei.
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266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
+64 6-388 1444
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an awesome experience! Most of us were rafting for very first time. We had good detailed briefing and our safety was definitely priority. Staff was awesome, professional and very fun and friendly. We had so much fun rafting, our guide Ben made our experience...More

Thank Katia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides were very knowledgeable with lots of experience. The trip is a must do if you are in the area! My wife and I had a blast! The rapids were amazing and scenery out of this world. And if you have time for the...More

Thank lvlaan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place, great people, Awesome activities! A must if your travelling around the Northern Island, New Zealand

Thank Sam L
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

I went on the Grade 5 half day trip and it was a blast! I have rafted a lot of rivers in the past and this one is well worth it. I highly recommend the staff and the outfit is top notch. Good gear, great...More

Thank Ethan G
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic class 4-5 white water rafting !!!Our guide was the best Kirk or he is known as Big Bear !!!The scenery was awesome !!!Well worth the drive out to the lodge !!!Would go again it was awesome thank you so much and...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place in an awesome location! We had a small group of just four of us on a boat which was fantastic and felt very personal. The guides Derek and Daniel were excellent, funny, informative and professional. The photos were also brilliant. Didn't...More

Thank Josh Sussex W
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We had a guys weekend in the bunk room accommodation, went rafting (which was great) and generally hung out at the lodge for a weekend. The staff were all accommodating and friendly. The lodge is a little old and tired in places but for a...More

Thank luke692
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Was there for the rafting experience. I was told the trip may be cancelled due the river level but it went on the next day. I am glad it did because that was definitely my best day during my visit to New Zealand. The guide...More

Thank deepakkI7633SZ
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this lodge many times for both the white water rafting and horse trekking. Every second year I organise an overnight work team building type trip that includes rafting and each year it is brilliant fun and talked about amongst my colleagues...More

Thank Axle_Twix
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

After a lot of umming and ahhing I decided to be brave and have a go at white water rafting! I was a bit nervous as I'd never done anything like that before (and I'm not the fittest person) but the staff at the lodge...More

Thank bbrayshaw
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September 5, 2017|
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Response from nztilak | Reviewed this property |
This River valley adventure place few different options. I'm sure they will offer more than one option to you. It's a must go beautiful place and lovely and very experienced people.
May 27, 2015|
Response from rivervalley1 | Property representative |
If you give the Lodge a ring on 0800 248666 they will be able to sort something out for you. Regards Brian