Our award-winning accommodation and outstanding personal service will ensure your stay at River Birches Lodge is a truly exceptional experience. Superbly situated, River Birches is just a short drive to the renowned Tongariro Crossing and other regional activities and attractions. The Lodge is nestled within a peaceful garden-scape next to the famous Tongariro River, recognised internationally for its world-class fly fishing.

If your desire is to simply relax and be pampered within our elegant and stylish guest rooms; enjoy delightful meals prepared by our resident chef, soak in our cedar hot tubs or take a scenic stroll along the adjacent Tongariro Riverwalk, then River Birches is the place for you. 

Should you be up for a more active stay, it’s all here at your River Birches’ doorstep: the Tongariro Crossing, exceptional world-renowned fly fishing, exploring Tongariro National Park, golfing, whitewater rafting, winter skiing on Mount Ruapehu, horseback trekking and mountain biking.

Why stay at River Birches Lodge?

  • Enjoy the personal touch from your hosts Jason and Rebeca who will ensure your stay, at our luxury Lodge, is a wonderfully memorable one
  • The Tongariro Crossing is arguably New Zealand’s most famous one-day walk and certainly the most dramatic. We’ll show you the best way to see it with our exclusive guided crossing option (See Tongariro Crossing in the menu bar)
  • Proximity to all the Tongariro region attractions and activities with the help and guidance of the Lodge hosts and staff

Why stay at the River Birches Lodge

Guided Tongariro Crossing Excursion

You will be in the safe hands of your mountain guide, one of a small group of select professionals with a concession to guide in the mountain.

Superb Fly Fishing

Meters from the lodge is the world-famous Tongariro River and within a short walking distance som of the river's most famous pools

Adventure Awaits

River Birches hosts will cater to all your requirements within luxury surroundings. Fish, ski, walk, dine, or relax.