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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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Reviewed 17 October 2015

I read that this is one of the best if not the best whitewater rafting in NZ. I don't have any comparison, but I had one of the best activities so far for the month I've been in NZ. Tom was very skilled I would...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Kia ora Suryadi Thanks for your review. You are quite right. Tom is an exceptional guide and would have made the challenges involved in the trip appear easier than what they really are. Love hearing that rafting with River Valley was one of the highlights...More

Reviewed 23 September 2015

My girlfriend and i were here with Kiwi Experience tours. She did the horse back riding and i did the riiver rafting. The adventure activites and the guides were terrific, but the facilities themselves are poor and we left feeling the owner/opperators are penny pinching...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Kia ora Dave I am sorry your stay at River Valley left you feeling underwhelmed. It is certainly not the experience of most people who stay with us. We do take exception to being called money grubbing cheapos, as all of us here work hard...More

Reviewed 6 September 2015

A great deal for accommodation and dinner! Such a beautiful part of the country and the log cabin feel added to the remote feel. The rafting was adrenaline filled and really good value for time on the river. Unfortunately the photos we purchased didn't work...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Kia ora Thanks for your review. Great to read that you had a fantastic time, both staying at the Lodge and taking part in a rafting trip. If the problem with your photos was not followed up, please get back to us. Occasionally we experience...More

Reviewed 4 September 2015

I really enjoyed my half day rafting adventure at River Valley. We were pretty lucky to go out as the river level was very high - I don't scare too easily but the guides were clearly committed to ensuring the experience was as safe as...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Kia ora Beckie Thanks for your great review. Always love to hear about people having fun. All the best Brian

Reviewed 25 June 2015

For me it was a blast from the past of my childhood. I stayed in a similar place in England for all my winter holidays and it was complete nostalgia. The staff were very fun and friendly. I opted for the volleyball court before the...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Kia Ora Thanks so much for your review. White water rafting on the Rangitikei River can be a huge amount of fun and its great to read that you really enjoyed the experience. All the best Brian

Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The whitewater rafting trip in river valley is a must. Of all the activities I did in New Zealand this ranks really high. The staff give you freedom and allow you to use common sense, instead of mollycoddling you, giving you a much more authentic...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Kia Ora Josh Thanks for your review. Sounds like you were on an Inflatable kayak trip which can certainly be both challenging and fun. All the best Brian

Reviewed 8 May 2015

River valley is probably the best attraction we ever visited. Everything was extremely well-planned. The staff was extremely helpful a lot of fun in a lovely laid back manner. Everybody seemed intent on us as a family having the best possible time. And we had...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Kia Ora Kamilla Thank you for your in depth review, especially as it is from a family perspective. We also appreciate your comments about your positive interaction with the young people traveling on Kiwi Experience. Your experience with these young travelers mirrors the what other...More

Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I visited twice within the 7 weeks I was in NZ as had a great time first up. First time was in larger 6 man rafts with a guide in the boat which was great fun involving plenty of movement around the boat to aid...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Kia Ora Peachie Thanks for the glowing reviews of your two rafting experiences. I do hope we see you back for a multi day trip one day. All the best Brian

Reviewed 30 April 2015

Had the most fantastic ride down the river!, these guys are great guides, and really know their stuff. If you like the white water, and can handle a bit of 'de-rafting' (because you'll almost definitely fall out at some stage!) I would highly recommend the...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Hi Thanks for your review and your really positive comments about your rafting trip. If you were on a summer trip in inflatable kayaks - duckies - then you are probably right about falling out. If on the other hand you were in a conventional...More

Reviewed 28 April 2015

I will add that drowning was completely down to my own inability to hold my nose!!! Great time on the grade 4 and 5 rapids. Loved the experience and so glad we white water rafter here over anywhere else! Thanks to the team at River...More

Thank Kat M
rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Hi Kat Awesome to read you really enjoyed your rafting trip - even if you did not hold your nose! All the best on your travels. 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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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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