From the River lodge or only a few minutes away

Mountain Biking


Take your bike or rent one in town and enjoy the trails around Ohakune and the bike parks not far away.



Start tramping right from the house or drive to town and enjoy The Old Coach Roach or at least the bush walk to the bridge and back.

See the eels


Only 10 Minutes away from The Lodge, is a little secret, which almost no one knows in Ohakune. We have eels in our river. pssst. But go and look.



 One day, an hour, an afternoon in a kayak? We can organize that! One is behind the house to be used right now, and to organize a trip on the Whanganui River, give us a few minutes. 

Fly Fishing


Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.



 Play a game at the Waimarino Golf Club right round the corner from The River Lodge. Rent clubs or bring your own and enjoy 18 holes with stunning view to the Mount Ruapehu.

Experiences max. 50 Minutes away


Hiking (Tongariro Alpine Crossing)

Enjoy the 19.6km walk between volcanos, lakes and great view to the dessert...

Book a tour

Biking (Old Coach Road)

Lets organize a good bike and a lift to Horopito and then lets ride the 16km back to Ohakune. Ok, not enough? Then ask Dani for a extended ride. He knows lots of mountain bike and road bike tours and if you want, he shows you them too. ;-) 


River Cruising (Bridge to Nowhere)

If the weather is good or average, a secret tipp is the River Cruise at the Whanganui River. enjoy a boatrip and one hour walk to the bridge to nowhere.

Experiences more then 50 Min. away


Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Discover your moment of magic in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour. 

Known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, take a boat ride through the glow worm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glowworms 

and become part of over 130 years of cultural and natural history.


Whitecliff Boulders

Almost not know, but in our eyes a great experience to do! One hour drive, then 30 Min. walk, then you are in a surealistic place with round stones and amusing twisted aerial roots . Also great is the area where you walk down to river and back up. 


Drive the gentle Anny Road to Napier

Maybe Napier is on your way? Then use the gentle Anny Road. One of the most beautiful Drives in New Zealand. Can be done as a Daytrip from Ohakune to Napier and back. But then you have to love driving... ;-)