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River Valley Adventures

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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...more
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266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
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All reviews kiwi experience white water rafting river valley new zealand horse trek group of friends my girlfriend great experience felt safe delicious food small group great scenery sense of humour nz adventure recommend this trip a lot of fun from start to finish
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at River Valley for 1 night with Kiwi Experience-would have loved to have stayed 2 though as it’s in such an idyllic setting, so peaceful and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The roast dinner was a bit disappointing though (meat a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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rivervalleynz, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry you had problems with noise, we do offer other accommodation options that are further away from the main lodge. I will pass on your feedback to Eddie and to the chef....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Team is friendly and professional. They cooked a great dinner and white water rafting was simply amazing. Our instructor, Daniel, was really nice, funny and tool good care to have a great, unforgettable experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gabriela F
rivervalleynz, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Gabriela, Thanks for leaving us a review, glad you had a great time. We will pass your feedback on to the chef and Daniel. Kind regards, Dani

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved every minute! 💕💕💕 This place was recommended to me by a friend on the South Island. River Valley Lodge did not disappoint. It was everything and more. The staff were warm and welcoming, I never felt alone even though I was traveling solo. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank allana231
rivervalleynz, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Allana, Thanks for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed your time here. It was great having you here, we hope to see you again in the future with your family. Kind regards, Dani

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Booked this trip on a whim and it has been the highlight of our roadtrip so far. Derek and Daniel were awesome guides and made the river seem easy under their guidance. I would totally recommend booking this trip if you're thinking about it. Also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Currently visiting New Zealand on the kiwi experience bus tour and stayed at river valley lodge for a night - the setting is beautiful and the vibe of the place is super chill and cozy. The highlight by far was the rafting trip! I’ve been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ellen W
Scenic821158, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Kia ora Ellen, Thanks for your lovely review. We will pass on your feedback to Tom. Regards Dani

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Great place filled with friendly and fun people! Tom made my first rafting experience a true delight!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank irishpotato34
Scenic821158, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Kia ora, Thanks for your review, glad you had a good time. We will pass on your feedback to Tom. Kind regards, Dani

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Highlight of our 11 year old family visitor during the school holidays was having an afternoon riding Billy. Not only did our niece thoroughly enjoy her afternoon riding, but she learn't a lot too....how to stop her horse, how to get on and off etc...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather4919
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We have been rafting before with River Valley and they were just as good this time. The accommodation is beautiful, especially the hot tub under the stars. Fantastic hearty food is served in the dining room by the open fire and the breakfast certainly prepares...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our party of four had an awesome time on the river with Tom, Daniel and Max. They put us at ease (some were rather anxious), and made sure we had a hell of a time. We enjoyed a few beverages afterwards and a beautiful meal....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had a fantastic time at river valley. We arrived Saturday and had a beautiful and relaxed horse trek in the morning on very pleasant and responsive horses. We spend the night at the lodge with delicious food and great not to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Kia ora Katrine. Thanks for your review. We always appreciate kind comments. Regards Brian

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footlooseplus1
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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.
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Kathun
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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
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