River Wild, Mountain High

– A Rafting and Horse Riding Adventure

Taihape, New Zealand – Great location - show map

Season: 1st October to 31st May

In our experience, many of our customers would like to try a variety of the adventures that we offer. In particular, a rafting trip and a horse trek, and combine them with comfy accommodation, and all meals taken care of.

River Wild, Mountain High is the ultimate adventure package! Two Days and Two Nights of adrenaline packed adventure. Grade 5 rafting or scenic rafting, horse back riding, great food, deluxe or bunk room accommodation.

Duration: 2 days and 2 nights


For 2 People: Twin Share Deluxe Package*


Single Person : Deluxe package*


Per person : Bunk Package*

A Fun Two Day Activity and Adventure Holiday

This type of short holiday package is ideal for a weekend, or just a couple of fun filled days if you are travelling.

An Adventure Break away to recharge the soul, lift the spirits, have some fun, breath some fresh air, and have a chance to laugh and smile.

So what is involved with a River Wild, Mountain High Adventure?

We have mixed in some adventure, with delicious Farm-To-Table food, and comfy accommodation.


  • Arrive anytime after 3 pm on the first day, check in to your accommodation in one of our deluxe ensuite guest rooms, or a shared bunk room.
  • Enjoy a delicious, home cooked, dinner in the lodge.
  • On the second day, get up late, have breakfast in the main Lodge, we don’t want to get too carried away with the adventure stuff yet!
  • That afternoon, explore the beautiful hill country of the Northern Rangitikei by horse back (half day trek).  Our horse treks are only suitable for intermediate-advanced riders.
  • Enjoy another dinner in the Lodge.  All our food is made with free range, organic meat and fresh vegetables from our on-site gardens.
  • On the third day, choose from either a half day Grade 5 rafting trip, or a relaxing float down the Scenic section of the Rangitikei River.

After the rafting trip, you can either head home refreshed and recharged, or stay an extra night (not included) and truly soak up the special ambiance of River Valley.

Package Options

There are 2 different package options of our River Wild, Mountain High adventure

Deluxe Package:

  • Deluxe ensuite guest room accommodation for 2 nights
  • A 3 course dinner with a complimentary drink on both nights
  • 2 x breakfast and 2 x lunches
  • A Half day horse trek
  • A Half day, grade 5 rafting trip, or a full day scenic rafting trip
  • Complimentary use of our spa and saunas
  • Complimentary wifi

Bunk Package:

  • Shared bunk room accommodation for 2 nights (including bed linen & towel)
  • A 1 course dinner on both nights
  • 2 x breakfast and 2 x lunches
  • A Half day horse trek
  • A Half day, grade 5 rafting trip, or a full day scenic rafting trip
  • Complimentary use of our spa & saunas
  • Complimentary WiFi

What we provide:

  • All river gear
  • All riding equipment
  • Deluxe or bunk accommodation (see package options above)
  • All meals

What you need to Bring:

  • Long pants
  • Warm top on cooler days
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume & towel

A Few Final Things to Note

  • Depending on weather conditions, activities may be swapped around
  • Our scenic rafting trip only runs between October-April.
  • We run our rafting trips with a minimum number of people (4 pax for grade 5, 2 pax for the scenic). We will do our best to fit you in with other bookings if necessary, this may mean swapping the proposed itinerary around.
  • The minimum age for this package is 13 years.
  • For all our horse treks we have a weight limit of 100KG.
  • Our horse treks are only suitable for intermediate-advanced riders.  Please read our riding ability guide before booking.

Have any questions?

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