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River Valley Adventures

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Taihape, New Zealand
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About River Valley Adventures
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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Lauren M wrote a review Apr 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had the best weekend evaaaa at River Valley. We loved the comfy, homely, warm, friendly atmosphere, and were super impressed! The sauna and river plunge a definite highlight!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Toni S wrote a review Apr 2022
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand13 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow what an amazing experience for our family, 2 adults, 2 teenagers ! we went from the beautiful home grown and cooked food night before, stayed in the cabins (they were great ) and had an awesome, scary, but exhilarating rafting experience in the most beautiful country ! Our guides Hazel and Max were just amazing, funny, calm and so in control of everything ! great people, great day out !
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Matt C wrote a review Apr 2022
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Fantastic place, lovely people, food was amazing and the rafting was great too. I will definitely be coming back here. Would be awesome for a function like a wedding or reunion too.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from rivervalleynz, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia Ora Matt, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad you had a great time and enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Dani
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BP wrote a review Apr 2022
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Fabulous place to go for a few days of rest and relaxation. I stayed 2 nights at River Valley Lodge and did the Scenic Rafting Trip on my last day. The trip was beautiful. The guides were excellent and informative. The Lodge itself is just what i was looking for. My room was perfect, the staff were friendly and really helpful. The food was YUM!!!. Thanks so much for enabling me to joy your slice of paradise. I will be back!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from rivervalleynz, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures
Responded 17 Apr 2022
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and our scenic rafting trip. We hope to see you again :) Kind regards, Dani
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karinz2714 wrote a review Mar 2022
Taihape24 contributions5 helpful votes
The scenery was picture perfect, and the two guides made the trip memorable and informative. Participating in this with my work colleagues, one of whom was not very confident with water, made it an excellent form of team building that I would highly recommend. The accommodation and catering were excellent, especially the River Valley philosophy of Paddock to plate, which made the food all the more delicious. In total, excellent food, great company, we made some new friends, they joined our group of 8 for dinner and games. River Valley more than an adventure, an experience.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from rivervalleynz, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures
Responded 14 Mar 2022
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad your group enjoyed the rafting trip, and your stay with us. The rafting is definitely a great team experience. We hope you can visit again. Kind regards, Dani
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