A River Valley Lodge stay, need not be just about rafting or riding horses. The Lodge is also a great place to relax. There are several short walks, a great swimming hole in the river, two saunas and a spa, and plenty of places to just relax with a book and enjoy the peace and quiet. Below are some suggested things to do during your stay.
Treat yourself to a relaxing session in our sauna or hot tub. We have two saunas for you to choose from, either a traditional wood-fired sauna or the infa-red sauna. Take a soak under the stars in our riverside hot tub, and finish off with a refreshing rainfall shower. Use of the spa is complimentary for any guests staying in our deluxe ensuite rooms.
It wouldn’t be a visit to River Valley without taking a dip in the river! There is a small beach with a great natural swimming hole right outside the lodge. The Rangitikei is one of the cleanest rivers in New Zealand, and there is nothing better to do in Summer than to go for a swim. You can also use the trolley to get to the other side of the river which is a great jump spot.
Challenge your friends to a game of volleyball on our volleyball court in the lodge gardens.
Down by the river you’ll find a giant chess set. Take in the beautiful view of the river while you enjoy your game.
Play a game of petanque on our petanque court – fun for the whole family!