River Birches Lodge

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    • Secluded boutique luxury lodge on New Zealand’s North Island
    • 3 guest rooms & a self-contained cottage ideal for couples or families
    • Beautiful garden setting along the spectacular Tongariro River
    • Rates include either cooked breakfast or a breakfast hamper
    • lounge with fireplace, library of books, DVDs & board games
    • Moments from world famous fly-fishing & Tongariro National Park


River Birches is a 5-star boutique lodge set on the banks of the Tongariro River, just minutes from Turangi Town and Lake Taupo. With just 3 guest rooms and a separate cottage, surrounded by peaceful gardens, spectacular river views, and excellent food, this enchanting luxury accommodation is ideally located to experience New Zealand’s wilderness. It’s the perfect destination for adventurous couples and family looking for plenty of outdoor activities.

No matter the season, River Birches places you close to a host of activities and entertainment options. Try your hand at trout fishing on the river, or drive to nearby Tongariro National Park where you can enjoy hiking or biking the trails on the renowned Tongariro Crossing. In winter, you can ski or snowboard on Mount Ruapehu. You can also visit the vibrant cafes and restaurants in Turangi Town or the many fun activities in Lake Taupo, all just 10 minutes away from the lodge.

Nestled in a peaceful garden setting, this cedar-clad boutique lodge is architecturally designed to complement and enhance its stunning natural surrounds. The large lounge area has an open fireplace and is the perfect place to relax and mingle with other guests. There is a free Wi-Fi internet, and guest laundry facilities. Breakfast is included for all Lodge guests, while a generous breakfast hamper is provided for Cottage guests.

Each of the accommodation options is unique, but all have their own deck, a generous ensuite bathroom, heating and cooling, and beautiful garden views. There are three lodge rooms and a gorgeous self-contained cottage that has three bedrooms.

The Admiral’s Room

This room comes with a soothing hot tub to soak in after a long day sightseeing. Relax with a glass of wine and gaze at the stars or simply lay down on the super king bed with down quilt and pillows. Enjoy the satellite TV, DVD, and a stocked mini-bar.

The Major’s Room

Standing apart from the main house, this room offers privacy perfect for families with young children. This well-appointed room comes with Wi-Fi access, iPod dock, and tea and coffee making facilities. It features a super king bed, or two twin beds, and a bathroom with its own private garden.

The Duchess Room

Cosy and inviting, the Duchess Room features a stunning view of the garden from the bedroom and the bathroom. This room enjoys the morning sunshine and features Wi-Fi access, iPod dock, and tea and coffee making facilities. It features a super king bed or two twin beds on request.

The Cottage

The Cottage is a self-contained accommodation with three sizeable bedrooms. Designed with families and smaller groups in mind, the cottage features a modern, well-appointed kitchen, and an extra study room with a sofa bed that can accommodate an additional guest. The Cottage has one king size bedroom and two king-split rooms and can accommodate up to seven people in total.

Instant Booking Confirmation

Your full or partial payment will be processed by the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

River Birches Lodge may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 1-3
Max. Guests: 12
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Yes - Conditions apply
Beds: Admiral's and Duchess's Room: King. Major's Room: 1 King (or Twin on request. The Cottage: 1 King, 2 King (or Twin on request)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: Full payment due at time of booking
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners, PayPal, Bank Transfer
Balance Due: At time of booking
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Air Conditioning Kitchen Heating
DVD Player iPod Dock Television
Internet Minibar


Breakfast Luxurious Toiletries

Optional Extras

Local Tours Dinner Lunch

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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