Travelling down to Napier on a petrol free road we found ourselves in urgent need of 'gas'. Passed the sign to the camp and decided it would be better to break down there than in the middle of the road. No one at reception at that time of night but we got a warm welcome down the phone and asked if we could make it down to the camp site. The owners were great and very accommodating, getting us drinks and a simple meal even though it was very late (and we definitely hadn't booked!). After star gazing (awesome black sky), we set up camp. The morning showed us to be right next to a great piece of river and mountains - the views were fantastic. We bought petrol from them and made our way to Napier. A genuinely great find and lovely people.
- 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