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Turangi Accommodation at River Birches Lodge 5-Star Accommodation, Turangi NZ

Accommodation in Turangi, at River Birches Lodge includes your choice of 3 guest rooms. River Birches is a low-slung, cedar-clad luxury accommodation retreat set within a peaceful, established garden. The stylish interior reflects its east-meets-west character - sophisticated and welcoming.

This Turangi lodge was recently awarded first place in a prestigious  New Zealand Architectural competition, testimony to its understated elegance. French doors open onto a large deck where you can relax and enjoy the serenity of the Tongariro riverside environment.

In summer, join other guests for drinks and canapes before dinner. In winter, share the day’s adventures over pre-dinner drinks by a roaring fire in the drawing room.

There is a well-equipped fitness room, satellite TV, a DVD library, spacious living areas with Wi-Fi and broadband internet services. Central heating keeps the lodge and guest rooms warm during winter. In summer, air conditioning keeps things comfortable.

Guest rooms

River Birches has three guest rooms - each a quiet haven of comfort and style. They are well appointed to ensure you enjoy your stay. All rooms include:

- 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.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available in every room.

Daily Tariff (NZD)

The Admiral's Room
The Admiral's Room offers a soothing cedar hot tub to soak in after a long day's trout fishing or sightseeing. Gaze at the stars, sip a glass of wine and completely unwind. This room also has satellite TV, DVD, and a mini bar stocked with fine New Zealand wines, champagne, chocolates and a micro-brewery beer selection.

Tariff from 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012; NZ$665 per night double, NZ$610 per night single.


The Major's Room
Standing apart from the main house, the Major Jones Room offers privacy and tranquillity within a lovely garden setting. Relax and enjoy the comfort of this beautifully appointed room featuring a bathroom with its own private garden, i-pod dock and tea and coffee making facilities.

Tariff from 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012; NZ$610 per night double, NZ$565 per night single.


The Duchess's Room
Cosy, welcoming and relaxing, the Duchess Room enjoys a superb vista of the garden areas with both the room and bathroom looking out onto a private garden setting. This room enjoys the morning sunshine and features the same appointments and facilities as the Major Jones room.

Tariff from 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012; NZ$460 per night double, NZ$395 per night single.


Single party booking
Choose a single party booking if you’d like to enjoy a private and exclusive visit to River Birches lodge, including breakfast and use of the lodge facilities.

Tariff from 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012; All three rooms for one party NZ$1400 per night. 


The Cottage at River Birches
Positioned alongside the lodge is the newest addition, The Cottage. Set amidst the beautiful surrounds of the River Birches environment, The Cottage is a three-bedroom self-contained property with service options available if desired. Conceived with families and smaller groups in mind, those who value the privacy and spaciousness of a home.


Children up to and including 8 years – no charge, 9 – 12 years on rollaway bed in parents room, free bed, breakfast NZ$20 and dinner half price, 13 – 16 years on rollaway bed in parents room NZ$75, meals full price.

All prices quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax
(GST) of 15%.


Dinner by prior-arrangement: NZ$90 per person for a three course meal featuring fresh local seasonal produce.

A cooked breakfast is included in the tariff. If you prefer something a little lighter, try our continental breakfast of homemade cereals and preserves, fresh seasonal fruits and yoghurt. Dinner and lunch are available by advance request. We understand current trends for low-carb, high-protein meals and individual requirements, within reason, can be accommodated (by advance request). We use only the best locally grown, organic produce whenever available.

Turangi and Taupo offer a variety of restaurants catering to a range of tastes. Ask the lodge manager for recommendations.

Gym facilities

Guests can enjoy a fitness room where they will find an elliptical cross trainer, free weights and a hoist cable multi-gym - all you need to keep your training on track.