Stayed here a couple of times, working for accomodation. It's a bit far into the middle of nowhere but worth the drive. The property is awesome, with great activities, and excellent weather. And if you're lucky you'll be helped by James who will do anything to make you happy, even if he is super busy he'll take a few minutes to help out with anything else. I don't think the guy stops moving.
In between a couple mountain ranges the weather always seems sunny, seen light rain a couple times but that's about it. I went rafting, riding, and paintballing. The activities are are worth it, but I think rafting would be my favorite. I guess I've been riding and paintballing before and new experiences always take the cake. Our raft guides were helpful, informative on the area, and of course very nice. As for the horses they're very easy to control, and basically do the work for you, and paintballing is always a ton of fun.
The beds are comfy, and there is free tea in each room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge & Camping Ground is a slice of paradise hidden on the mystical Mohaka River in Hawke's Bay on the Napier-Taupo road. Escape for a while and have an adventure or just relax in our serene setting. There is something for everyone including Rafting, Horse Trekking, Archery, Mountain Biking, Bush Walks, Paintball, Claybird Shooting & Swimming as well as a Bar & Restaurant. Accommodation ranges from self-contained cottages to camping; lodge rooms to cabins. Grab the family or rustle up some friends and come on a true blue kiwi holiday at Mountain Valley! ... more less