We’re A Mixed Lot

By Brian | April 16, 2018

I would imagine the common public perception of people working at an Adventure Lodge is one of mostly young people, fit, tanned, cycling to work each morning on their mountain bikes, off kayaking at every opportunity, with everyday conversation filled with “in” terms. In fact a bunch of lentil eating, craft beer drinking, dreadlocked adventure […]

My Imagining Will Become Reality. Will Yours?

By Brian | September 28, 2017

Hail beats down on the roof as yet another thunder shower passes over. The temperature drops quickly from get your jacket off warmth to getting the jacket and a raincoat back on. Puddles quickly refill and the ever present mud gets new life. Horses turn their backsides into the wind, while petals from flowering cherries [...]

Rafting and Horse Treks are not the only things we’re good at.

By rvadmin1 | August 30, 2017

Great Food, Great Wine, Great Coffee in a Great Location. If your ask around town about River Valley lodge usually the answer is that's where you go for rafting. What most people don' t know is you can come visit us just for some great food and wines. We try and grow most of our [...]

Life on the road to River Valley Lodge. How did that happen?

By rvadmin1 | August 18, 2017

Life on the road to River Valley Lodge How did that happen?   If you asked me whether I thought I’d end up here, at River Valley, 18 years ago, I'd honestly have said no, but after thinking about it, my journey here began in the 70’s when on one of my first international tours. [...]

The EPIC Rangitikei Rafting Trip – and how it came to be…

By Kaysanne | August 2, 2017

The EPIC Rangitikei Rafting Trip and how it came to be… One of our long-term senior raft guides that many of you will know, Derek, came to us with an idea last Summer. Derek is an ‘ideas man’; while he is out on the river he is always thinking about the next ‘big thing’ and [...]

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