Food, Wine & Luxury Getaway

The epitome of serenity awaits at the Tongariro river’s luxury River Birches Lodge, where our special occasion package will have you indulging one another with two incredible nights at our enchanting riverside sanctuary.

The Admiral’s room offers picturesque garden views, an opulent ensuite, a private hot tub and a daily cooked gourmet breakfast prepared by our talented chef—everything you need for an unforgettable stay at the region’s most tranquil retreat.

Fall & Winter are a magical time at River Birches Lodge. With our architectural award-winning retreat located just metres from the Tongariro River, our guests have the pleasure of waking up to the peaceful sound of rhythmic running water and soft native birdsong as the morning mist rolls over the nearby mountains. 

Your premium lodge room is furnished with a super-king bed adorned with luxurious linens and with all the extra amenities you could hope for. Warm and welcoming, all of our suites are appointed with heat pumps and generous baths, with free Wi-Fi helping you to stay connected as you enjoy your glorious getaway. 

As part of this limited-time offer you will enjoy these inclusions:
  • Bottle of fine sparkling New Zealand wine on arrival
  • A delicious five-course dinner for two each night. We offer a farm to table dinner prepared by our on-site Chef, sourced from only the very best fresh local produce. River Birches offers and innovative, five-course, prix fixe menu which changes daily and utilizes organic, seasonal, and local fare. River Birches has an extensive wine & other beverage selections to purchase choose from.
  • A delectable daily gourmet breakfast is also included. Whether you prefer a light, continental breakfast teeming with fresh, local produce or a hot meal with all the trimmings, you’ll enjoy the best possible start to your day at the hands of our brilliant chef.

Rate for two nights (Admiral’s Room) NZD $1,965 inclusive of GST

(package must be booked at least 24 hrs prior to arrival)




Contact us to learn more about our Privately Guided Tongariro Crossing Expeditions. River Birches is proud to offer an exclusive, privately guided crossing with an experienced mountain guide where, after taking in the most popular vistas, you can escape the crowds and explore rarely seen, superb views of the Tongariro surrounds from special mountain trails.

Our Booking policy:
To make planning your stay with us easier during these special times we are fully flexible. This means that you can amend your booking up until 48 hours before arrival without incurring penalties. In order to secure your booking, we will charge the total amount (accommodation, meals & activities) when the booking is placed. Reservations can be rebooked anytime within 12 months. We will provide a full refund for any cancellations due to governmental travel restrictions. Stay must be completed by December 15, 2021.

Our payment policy:
We will send you a credit/debit card payment link at the time of booking for your total amount including activities. Incidental charges can be settled at the time of checkout by credit/debit card or cash.