River Birches Lodge
Turangi, Central Plateau
Tongariro Luxury Lodge
River Birches, a boutique 5 star luxury lodge is one of the best kept secrets in New Zealand's central North Island. Nestled on the edge of Turangi in a peaceful garden just beside the mighty Tongariro River, River Birches is the perfect spot for sharing a special time together or relaxing at the end of a day hiking, fishing, rafting or mountain biking the riverside trails.
The lodge is in the heart of an area that is world renowned for its fly fishing and hiking. It is the closest 5-star luxury accommodation to the World Heritage Tongariro National Park; home of the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Enjoy guided walks, white water rafting, mountain biking, skiing and fly fishing, scenic flights over the park volcanoes or just relax and enjoy your lodge surroundings.
For the ultimate in pampering, enjoy a relaxing massage in your room followed by a private candlelight dinner with a bottle of wine.
River Birches lodge provides genuine quality, attention to detail and service we all desire when getting away from it all.
River Birches has three guest rooms – each a quiet haven of comfort and style. They are well appointed to ensure you enjoy your stay. A rooms have a with beautiful garden views, its own deck and large luxury ensuite, and super king-size or super twin beds.
- super king-size beds with down quilts and pillows
ensuite bathrooms with separate shower, generously sized bath, complimentary bath and hair products and bathrobes
IDD phone service
- Wi-Fi and broadband internet access
iPod mini sound system and docking station
Positioned alongside the Lodge is The Cottage, a gorgeous self-contained property with all the comforts of a ‘home away from home’. Its perfect for those seeking the privacy and convenience of self catering using the beautifully appointed kitchen. The Cottage at River Birches has three bedrooms and a study, sleeps up to 7, single party booking. Self contained, self catering, fully equipped kitchen.
- Cooked or continental breakfast
- Dinner and lunch are available by advance request
- Restaurants within walking distance
- Cafes and restaurants around the Turangi and Taupo
- Fitness room
- Massages $
- Fly Fishing $
- Satellite TV & DVD library
- Spacious living areas
- Central heating & air conditioning
Price: $457 to $765
Bed & Breakfast
Additional cottage guests $165pp
Dinner $90 per person for a three course meal
ROOMS 3 | COTTAGE 1 | MAX GUESTS 13
From the north; after crossing the bridge over the Tongariro River take the first left into LINK ROAD, then the first right into TAUPAHI ROAD. KOURA STREET is third on the left.
From the south; you will see ITM Building Supplies on the left, turn the next right into TAUPAHI ROAD, KOURA STREET is second on the right.
MINIMUM STAY None
CHILD POLICY Family Friendly. Under 8 free. 9-15 years child rate.
CHECK-IN 3pm | CHECK-OUT 10:30am
CANCELLATION 7 days 100% | 30 days 25% | 22 December to 4 January 100% fee if cancelled within 30 days
ANNUAL CLOSURE Open year round
- Jason & Rebeca Bleibtreu
- T +64 7 386 0445 / M: 027 406 3650 / FP 0800 10 20 25
- W www.riverbirches.co.nz
19 Koura Street, Turangi
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, walking or guided hikes with Tongariro Guided Walks, river rafting, fishing, biking, Mountain Air scenic flights over the volcanoes.
Shops & cafés - walking distance
Taupo Airport - 1 hour
Tongariro Crossing - 30 minutes