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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
+64 6-388 1444
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

What an Amazing Day!! Spencer was our guide and he was fresh and vibrant, easy going, he really made the trip. 10/10 I would recommend anyone wanting to experience the thrill and excitement of rushing down the rapids, it's sush an adrenaline rush!! Thank you...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

Hi JoMark22 Thank you for your review of your Grade 5 rafting trip on the Rangitikei River, and your kind words regarding Spencer your guide. I will pass on those comments to him. Kind regards Brian

Reviewed 28 March 2013

We did the half day rafting trip Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei. This is a really exciting trip in a beautiful environment. To get to the start of the trip you first will do some cool 4wd through farmland. After that you’ll descend on...More

Thank Kim094
rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2013

Hi kim094 Thanks for taking such care in writing a comprehensive review of your River Valley rafting experience. Over the last couple of days since I read your comments, I have followed up our staff where they were concerned. First of all, the fact you...More

Reviewed 17 February 2013

If your looking for your creature comforts forget it! If your looking for friendly value for money go for it!

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2013

Hi Brian, thanks for your short and honest review of River Valley. River Valley is all about what you do outside the Lodge, not inside. All the best with your travels. Brian Megaw

Reviewed 3 February 2013

Had a wonderful two hour trek at River Valley. Lizzy our guide/host for the trek was just brilliant. River Valley use natural horsemanship. This meant forgetting all the English riding I have done for the day. Reason being was that we were riding horses with...More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

Hello PalmyJules Thanks for your review about your horse riding experience with River Valley Stables. The Natural Horse training techniques we are using do seem to be having a positive effect on the horses, though it can take a little for an English style trained...More

Reviewed 23 January 2013

Wonderful day - our guide Spencer rocked and made it even more fun. Loved every minute of it. It is a big price but well worth every cent. We were lucky enough to get great weather and we were blown away by the magnificent scenery.

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

Hi Jules Thanks for your review of your Grade 5 rafting trip on the Rangitikei River. Spencer is a fun guide and will certainly be happy to see his name mentioned on TripAdvisor. I hope the rest of your holiday was as much fun. Brian

Reviewed 6 November 2012

River Valley is in a beautiful location right by the wild Rangitikei River. There is rafting and horse trekking at all levels of adventure. Or you can simply just relax in their lodge or budget accommodation, enjoy hearty meals, and just watch the river roll...More

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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.
27 May 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