River Valley Lodge is available as a venue for private retreats

Throughout the year River Valley host a variety of events, workshops, courses and retreats.

Whether you have visited us in the past, or have never visited before, we welcome you to join us.  All of our upcoming events are listed below, please click through to the event to view more details.

Are you looking for a unique venue for your next retreat or event?

River Valley Lodge is positioned in a beautiful setting right beside the Rangitikei River, out of cellphone coverage, an ideal spot to switch off for a few days, relax and recharge. We have a range of facilities and accommodation options.  Our facilities include social areas, kitchens, 2 meeting rooms and a sauna spa area, bar and restaurant.  Accommodation options range from bunk rooms to ensuited double rooms.  If you are looking for an idyllic retreat venue then get in touch with our team about hiring out the lodge.

Landscape & Portrait Photography Retreat

with photographers Lesley Whyte and Leanne Silver

15-19th September 2022

Prices from $2600 per person twin share

Together with Women in Photography we’ve developed an annual 5-day photography retreat.  River Valley has been chosen as it is a place to restore, rejuvenate, recreate and regenerate – it where you can immerse yourself in nature, build a real connection with your camera and embrace ourselves as women.    This time of the year, it is peak blossom time with the trees in full bloom, so beautiful for capturing amazing images.

Lesley & Leanne will coach you through how to create beautiful landscape and long exposure images as well as how to capture beautiful portraits which will allow you to be more comfortable to photograph family and friends. They will also run sessions on how to setup and use studio lighting, backdrop and reflectors – this is a hands-on weekend.

River Valley Spring Yoga Retreat

Hosted by Marie Andrews

2022 Date TBC

Prices start from $650 per person

A chance to relax and revive your body, mind and spirit! Matt & Marie have facilitated over 40 retreats in Australia, North America, Asia and NZ and know the key ingredients for a successful one.

Prepare to be pampered on this weekend of health and healing! Suitable for all, beginners and experienced.

The weekend includes four yoga sessions. You’ll enjoy two energising morning vinyasa flows and two delicious afternoon yin yoga sessions. Your yin practice includes self-guided myofascial release.

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out. / 0800 248666