Upcoming Events

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.

River Valley Spring Yoga Retreat

Hosted by Marie Andrews

8th-10th October 2021

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. 


Landscape & Portrait Photography Retreat

with photographers Lesley Whyte and Monica Ferguson

16-19th September 2022

Prices from $2300 per person twin share

Together with Lesley & Monica from Women in Photography we’ve developed an annual 4-day women’s photography retreat based at River Valley.  River Valley has been chosen as it is a place to restore, rejuvenate, recreate and regenerate – it where we can immerse ourselves in nature, build a real connection and embrace ourselves as women.    With the photography, Lesley will coach you through how to create beautiful landscape and long exposure images while Monica who is a portrait photographer will coach you on how to capture beautiful portraits which will allow you to photograph family and friends.  We have chosen this time of the year as at River Valley, it is peak blossom time with the trees in full bloom, so beautiful for capturing amazing images.

Did you know that photography is a medium to express yourself, and also helps you to bring focus to positive life experiences, it can enhance your self-work and even reduces the stress hormone cortisol?  What that means is being a #photographybuddy is good for you.

Whether you are a beginner and only just started using your camera, you’re still on auto or you’re more advanced, this therapeutic long weekend is for you; Lesley and Monica will help you grow your photographic knowledge.

Lesley Whyte Photography Retreat

The River Valley Permaculture Design Certificate Course

with tutors Robina McCurdy and Guenther Andraschko

*Unfortunately due to the recent covid lockdown we have made the decision to cancel this course.  We will hopefully be running some shorter courses throughout the Summer so watch this space *

Prices start from $2750 per person – book early for earlybird rates!

This training is a 16-day intensive residential (live in) course based at River Valley Lodge.  Whether you own a farm, a lifestyle block, a suburban section, or are simply hoping to gain the skills required for when you do have your own, then this course is for you.  This is a certificate course, so you will gain an internationally-recognised Permaculture Design Certificate qualification upon successful completion.

Warning: Taking part in a Permaculture Design Certificate course can be a life-changing event!

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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 81444

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