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River Birches Lodge


River Birches is the closest boutique five-star Luxury Lodge to the Tongariro Crossing. The Lodge is set within a peaceful garden-scape beside the renown Tongariro River.

At River Birches, guests can select from a range of exciting activities, from fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking the riverside trails, white water rafting, golfing to winter skiing on Mount Ruapehu. River Birches offers single party, privately guided Tongariro Crossing. Positioned alongside the Lodge, sits The Cottage at River Birches. This beautiful self-contained property provides a superb option for families and larger groups of travelers who appreciate the privacy, spaciousness, and independence of a high quality architecturally designed, luxury residence. River Birches Lodge and The Cottage at River Birches proudly support Destination Charging for Electronic Vehicles and has two TESLA EV chargers.

Facilities & features

  • Breakfast
  • Children Welcome
  • Dinner
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Licensed Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Sky - communal
Proximity to airport:
Proximity to town:
Number of rooms:
3 and a 3 Bedroom Cottage
Maximum capacity:
12 pax

Opening times

Business hours
9am - 11pm, 7 days
Months of operation
All Year


$500 - $1,000 (Adult)

Room rates include breakfast. Please note pricing and availability can change depending on demand. Please enquire first to check we are available and confirm the price. Our most up to date pricing & availability can be found here:

+64 7 386 0445
Physical address:
River Birches Lodge
19 Koura Street Turangi
New Zealand