Stay & Play

Taihape, New Zealand – Great location – show map

Duration: Starting from 1 Night

$739

Per Night, Deluxe Package For 2 (Twin Share or Double)

$455

Per Night, Deluxe Package For 1 (Single Person in a Private Room)

$285

Per Night, Bunk Package For 1

A Stay & Play package is the perfect way to experience some of the best things River Valley has to offer. If you are wanting to stay at River Valley and try one of our adventure activities then this is the package for you.

With lots of different options to choose from, our Stay & Play package is our most flexible adventure package.

Build Your Own Adventure

Depending on your budget, you can choose between our Deluxe or Bunk packages.

Then, choose your adventure from one of 5 adventure activities (or even upgrade to a full day horse trek at an extra cost). If you are travelling with a group, not everyone has to choose the same activity – you can mix and match.

This is usually a 1 night package, but if you have the time why not stay longer and try a second activity, or relax after your adventure.

Choose Your Activity

With a Stay and Play package, you can choose from any of the 5 adventure activities below. If you are an experienced rider you can also upgrade to a full day horse ride for an additional charge, just let us know when you book.

Grade 5 White Water Rafting
Half Day Grade 5 White Water Rafting

Our grade 5, white water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day trips in the world! With 10 major rapids on this 11 km run, plus numerous smaller rapids, there is plenty to get excited about.

Season: All year round
Duration: Half Day
Departs: Trips run at 8.15am year round, and also 12.30pm between October-April.
Restrictions: Minimum age 13 years. Departures are river level dependent – we will not put on if the river is outside our safe operating limits. We need a minimum of 4 paying fares to run this trip.

Full Day Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure

With over 30 Grade 2 (easy) rapids, amazing scenery and a riverside lunch, the 13 km section of the Rangitikei River downstream from the Lodge is perfect for all ages.

Season: October-April
Duration: Full Day
Departs: Briefing held at 9.30am
Restrictions: Minimum age 13 years. We need a minimum of 2 adult fares (or 1 adult, 2 children) to run this trip

Harmony With Horses

A half day adventure, honing your horsemanship skills followed by a horse ride out into the picturesque country side at River Valley.  This ride is ideal for all abilities, and a good place to start for those new to horses.

Season: 1st October – June 30th
Ability: All Abilities
Departs: 9.00am or 1.00pm daily
Restrictions: Weight limit 100kg.  Minimum age 13 years.

*Please note, between 1st October and 5th November 2020 we are restricted on where we can ride, due to a later lambing season than normal on the farm we ride through. Therefore we will also be including some time at our horse arena, where we have set up some fun obstacles and challenges for the horses. This will still be a half day of riding but will include natural horsemanship, a ride from the stables to the arena (and back) and also some challenges in the arena.

 

 

Burn The Breeze

At last a ride for experienced riders! Now you can get out and have some real horse time fun. This is a half day ride that moves along, exploring longer trails, with lots of opportunity to canter your horse. Experienced riders only.

Season: 1st October – June 30th
Departs: 9.00am or 1.00pm daily
Ability: Experienced Riders Only
Restrictions: Weight limit 100kg. Minimum age 13 years.

*Please note, between 1st October and 5th November 2020 we are restricted on where we can ride, due to a later lambing season than normal on the farm we ride through. Therefore we will also be including some time at our horse arena, where we have set up some fun obstacles and challenges for the horses. This will still be a half day of riding but will include natural horsemanship, a ride from the stables to the arena (and back) and also some challenges in the arena.

 

 

The Sundowner

A beautiful evening ride taking in the dusky light fading over the hills. Enjoy a glass of bubbles and a picnic along the way.

Season: 1st November-31st March
Ability: All Abilities
Departs: 5.00 pm
Restrictions: Weight limit 100kg.  Minimum age 13 years.

*Please note, between 1st October and 5th November 2020 we are restricted on where we can ride, due to a later lambing season than normal on the farm we ride through. Therefore we will also be including some time at our horse arena, where we have set up some fun obstacles and challenges for the horses. This will still be a half day of riding but will include natural horsemanship, a ride from the stables to the arena (and back) and also some challenges in the arena.

 

 

Before You Book

We recommend that you read through the information about each activity before booking.  Each activity does have restrictions such as minimum numbers and weight limits which are outlined below.  For further information about the activity please click through to the activity page.

The season and operating times for each activity are listed below.  When booking a Stay & Play package online you will be asked to state your preferred day and time for your chosen activity.  We will do our best to accommodate your preference, however sometimes we may have to make changes due to weather, minimum numbers or other bookings.  One of our team will be in touch to confirm the day and time of your activity.

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out.
thelodge@rivervalley.co.nz / 0800 248666 / +64 6 38 8144