Ski / Fish / Hike Luxury Villa

The Cottage was designed for families and smaller groups who value the privacy and spaciousness of a home together, with all the facilities to cater for their own needs for the duration of their stay.

Inside The Cottage, stylish interior decor and contemporary features enhance a sense of warmth, comfort, and understated sophistication. Immediately upon arrival, you will feel a sense of relaxation as the atmosphere soothes away the stresses of daily living.

The tranquility and peacefulness of The Cottage surroundings are interrupted only by the sounds of the native Tui and Bellbird performing their beautiful bird song or you may even get a glimpse of our native Wood Pigeon, the Kereru. In the evening, if you are lucky, you may hear the sound of the Morepork.

New Zealand’s native owl – its haunting call echoing evocatively through the night air.

The self catering Cottage at River Birches truly is your perfect escape alongside the magical waters of the Tongariro.


• Large wooden deck for alfresco dining, relaxing, and/or outdoor entertainment

• Fully equipped well-appointed modern kitchen with amenities for up to eight people

• Large cedar hot tub nestled within a fern garden

• River Birches personalized toiletries

• Heat pump heating and air-conditioning provides comfort in all weather

• High-speed broadband 

• Netflix and cable TV    

   On-site concierge service

• TESLA recharging station for electric vehicles

• Dual carport for off-road parking



  • A hamper of gourmet breakfast provisions on arrival
  • On-site concierge service
  • Daily light housekeeping service

The Cottage rooms

The three bedrooms in The Cottage provide a restful and peaceful escape. Sumptuous down-filled duvets and pillows and monogrammed bathrobes will add comfort to your stay.

The Ruapehu Room
Walk into a spacious, charming, and conveniently sited downstairs bedroom. This room features a super king-sized bed, ensuite with a large walk-in shower, walk-in closet, and underfloor heating. Relax and enjoy.

The Tongariro Room
Upstairs on the east side of the house, this beautiful bedroom receives early morning sun and a lovely garden view. It also features a walk-in closet. It’s the largest of the Cottage bedrooms and has two king-single beds which can be formed into a super king-sized bed if preferred.

The Ngauruhoe Room
This bedroom faces west and enjoys the afternoon sunshine. It also features two king-size single beds or can be formed into a  super king-size bed. This room provides a glimpse of Mount Pihanga, to the east of the Tongariro National Park. Both The Tongariro Room and The Ngauruhoe Room share a large beautifully appointed bathroom featuring an over-sized bath, large walk-in shower and underfloor heating.


                                                               Rate: NZ$ 1,542 per night for up to six guests, inclusive GST. For stays valid until 31st October 2023.

Booking Guidelines

Package must be booked at least 24 hrs prior to arrival

Applies to direct bookings only

Minimum stay 2 nights
Package dates valid for stays Now – 31st October 2023 

Stay must be completed by October 31st, 2023

Promotion not available on public holidays

Rates are quoted for a single party of up to Six guests, any additional guest is $225, up to a total of 7
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer
All prices quoted are in New Zealand dollars and include GST of 15%.

Our Booking policy:
 In order to secure your booking,we will charge the total amount (accommodation, meals & activities) when the booking is placed. 

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.