With breathtaking views of Mount Ruapehu and set in world heritage national parks, join us at The River Lodge and experience the essence of this unique location in comfort and style.

Nestled in tranquil gardens sheltered by native Beech trees take the time to enjoy one of New Zealand's first class wines watching the sun set over Mt Ruapehu. Sit beside the Mangawhero River which runs serenely as a border for much of the lodge surroundings.

With skiing, trout fishing, hunting, tramping, canoeing and touring the world famous Ruapehu region, Whanganui and Tongariro national parks or for a relaxing retreat The River Lodge has something to offer everyone. 


Spacious rooms, ensuites, fireplaces, river and Mt Ruapehu views combined with quality and comfortable bedding, linen and personal products with that "little bit extra" has positioned The River Lodge as a key provider of unique and premium accommodation in the Ruapheu region.

Facilities & Grounds

The River Lodge facilities offer a rare combination of spectacular Mount Ruapehu and river views. Sky TV, internet, hot tub, tree hammocks beside the river with a wide selection of indoor and outdoor games, river walks and organised tours are on offer for experiencing the real essence of The River Lodge.


The River Lodge
206 Mangawhero River Road RD 1
Ohakune, 4625
New Zealand

Phone: +64 6 385 4771
Mobile: +64 21 292 2883

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The River Lodge is just 5 minutes from the base of Turoa Mountain Road


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