Guaranteed Trip Departures

What Is A Guaranteed Departure?

A Guaranteed Departure is a multi day trip, where the minimum numbers to run the trip have been met.

This page sets out what trips are guaranteed to have a departure (weather permitting), the dates that the trip is scheduled for, and whether there are vacancies for other people to join the trip.

This is particularly relevant for singles and couples who want to adventure with other people.

Departures and Schedules

The start date in each case is usually the night BEFORE departure on the river or by horseback. That is the night you arrive at River Valley Lodge prior to leaving on the river or trek the next morning (EXCEPT the River Valley Ride, River Valley Escape and Good Kiwi Ride).

The finish date is the last day on the river or trek. The exceptions to this are the Rangitikei Headwaters Expedition which includes a night at River Valley Lodge after the river trip, and a Rangitikei River Explorer where the last night is at Rathmoy Lodge. In effect both these trips finish the following morning, and this is the date set out below.

Multi-Day River Trips

3 day Mokai Canyon fishing trip – 10th Feb 2022

Horse Riding Holidays

Lodge to Lodge Ride

  • Wed 19th- Fri 21st Jan 2022
  • Fri 4th – Sun 6th Feb 2022
  • Wed 16th – Fri 18th March 2022

The Good Kiwi Ride

  • January 8th to 11th 2022
  • April 1st to 4th 2022

The River Valley Escape

  • February 25th – 28th 2022
  • March 18th – 21st 2022 

The River Valley Ride

  • December 7th to 14th 2021
  • January 11th to 18th 2022
  • January 25th to 1st Feb 2022
  • February 15th to 22nd 2022
  • March 8th to 15th 2022

What people say

Absolutely amazing venue

“Absolutely amazing venue

wonderful people. A gorgeous slice of nz. Brilliant wedding venue. Beautiful
organic food. Breathtaking”


Apr 20, 2021

Rafting was an absolutely amazing way to start our wedding day

Rafting was an absolutely amazing way to start our wedding day

Great venue, beautiful location, fantastic food and amazing staff. Thanks for making our stay everything we could of hoped for and more.

Talulah & Eli

May 13, 2021

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