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The River Lodge is located at the Foothills of Mt.Ruapehu on the banks of the Mangawhero River. The property is unque and superbly appointed. It features high quality accommodation and facilites, beautiful gardens to wander through, trout fishing (NZ regulations apply), BBQ facilities and under cover hot tub where you can enjoy your superb NZ wine or beer taking in the views of Mt Ruapehu. Put you feet up down by the river and enjoy a good read from our large range of books. Breakfast is inclusive in most rates and lunches can be made for an additional price to take with you on your activities. The River Lodge can assist with advice and transport arrangements for most activities in the region. Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park are very unique environments with a range of short and long walks, guided or un-guided trout fishing adventures, and golfing at Waimarino Gold course is just two minutes away. The ultimate experience with flying over the three volcanoes either by fixed wing or helicoper transport is a must do. One day river adventures by Whanganui River Adventures on the Whanganui River is also available combining a mix of jet boat up to the walk into the Bridge to Nowhere and canoe back on the Whanganui River to home base. Turoa ski field has the largest skiiable area in New Zealand during the winter with Whakapappa a close second. Both have great ski facilities and located on the side of Mt. Ruapehu offering the ultimate in ski and snow boarding experiences. There really do try to offer something for everyone! We at The River Lodge firmly believe that the little things really do matter and therefore pride ourselves on assisting you to make the most of your holiday. Come and join us.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Golf course
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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A very good host Daniel who is developing the place to a higher standard. His advices for the options in the environment are precise and practical. The breakfast is exuberant but in a more refind style. The house is all you can wish in terms of cosiness and views and
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Response from DanielS22652, Owner at The River Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
"The perfect place"!! wouw, what an honour. Thank you very much for your praising review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much and work hard on it to make it even more pretty. I wish you more great experiences in New Zealand and a good start back at home then. All the best, Dani
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The River Lodge is situated in a wonderful location with fabulous views of Mount Ruapehu. Daniel made us feel very welcome and offered useful recommendations in the area. Lovely Chalet and a great breakfast.
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Response from DanielS22652, Owner at The River Lodge
Responded Jan 31, 2019
Wouw, thanks for your preciated review! I am happy that you enjoyed the place and the breakfast. I wish you a good time in NZ and a good start back at home then, cheers Dani & his cats
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We spent three nights in this lovely B&B in the middle of nature. It is really quiet and you have a breathtaking view of the Mount Ruapehu. Daniel, the owner, really loves what he does and you can see how much passion he has in taking care of the B&B and of the guests!
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Response from DanielS22652, Owner at The River Lodge
Responded Jan 27, 2019
HI Arianne, thank you very much for your positive review and even more for staying at The River Lodge. Was great to have you here. I wish you a great trip with lots of good experiences. All the best also to K. Cheers Dani & the cats
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The room was superb!!! Very cosy!!! And the view is amazing! From the owner you get a self made breakfast with self baked bread! His tips for the area are bombproof! On top of everything it is a very welcoming for kids! We had a very nice time! Thanks!!!
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Response from DanielS22652, Owner at The River Lodge
Responded Jan 27, 2019
Hi Dacomte wouw, bombproofed sounds good! Yeah when I started the business here, I explored lots of nice places and things to do in the area. I am now proud to say, that Ohakune and its region is as good as Queenstown, but smaller ;-) At least to do something new every day for at least two weeks! I am happy that you enjoyed the stay. All the best and cheers from Daniel & his little cats
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We stayed in one of the cabins and really enjoyed our short visit. The views from the outside deck of the mountain are spectacular on a beautiful sunny day. This is a nice place to sit and relax with a wine and a good book. It is also pleasant to stroll around the grounds , or
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Response from DanielS22652, Owner at The River Lodge
Responded Nov 9, 2018
Hi Sylvia, thank you very much for your review, but even more for staying at The River Lodge. Unfortunatly we did not reached the five points/stars. Would be great to know what we could do better or what you have missed. Anyway, all the best and enjoy your next weeks of your journey in New Zealand. Cheers Dani
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"You can cook your own meals in the communal kitchen if you wish to do so. Take a torch and a good reading light!"
"chalet for privacy , room in the lodge to enjoy the fireplace"
"We liked the chalets but it could have done with a good springclean. The bed was very comfortable."
$164 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOhakune
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