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River Retreat Decking
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River View
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River Retreat Master Bedroom
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Private Spa Pool
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Romantic Evening Meal
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River Retreat
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Retreat Bathroom
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Fresh Flowers
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Spa Pool
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River Retreat Lounge
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River Retreat View
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River Scenic Rafting
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Animal Tours
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Scenic Rafting

breathtaking river retreat

Taoroa Junction, Manawatu-Whanganui

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Sleeps up to 4
From $360 tonight
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From $360 tonight

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Come and escape at our little slice of Paradise! Located on the Rangitikei River in the remote Mokai Valley, Taihape.

We have a range of lovely accommodation overlooking the River and the Ruahine Ranges. We offer scenic rafting through the magnificent Rangitikei Gorge even visiting Middle ...

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Essential Stay Info

Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Lunch Available
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Children Welcome
Family Friendly
Farmstay experience
Horse Grazing Available
Rural Views
Unique Accommodation
Whole House

Check in time: 2pm
Check out time: 10am

Eating and Drinking
Full kitchen and BBQ. We do a home cooked 3 course eveing meal delivered or you can come over to the main homestead. This is $60pp. Cooked breakfast and breakfast baskets available aswell as picnic lunches. Scenic Rafting and Guided Fishing available for all ages and abilities.

Bedding Configuration
The main bedroom has a King Bed and the second bedroom has a king/single split.

More info about the property
The River Retreat is surrounded by native bush and overlooking the Rangitikei River and surrounding hills. It is fully self-contained with a Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom, 2 bedrooms, Spa Bath with stunni...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Trout Fishing at its best. Guided raft fishing secluded runs and pools of the Rangitikei River
Scenic rafting for the whole family. Visit a secret waterfall and float through Middle Earth scene from LOTR.
Million dollar views from your private accommodation with own private spa pool. Nature surrounds you.

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What we love about this property

We think we have something very special with the Rangitikei River at our doorstep, gorgeous accommodation, and great kiwi hospitality. Trout fishing at its best and awesome family fun for all the fami...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing


Bath tub
Campfire available
Drinking Water
DVD Player
Electric blankets
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
Towels Provided
Unsealed Roads
Washing Machine
Wifi Available

Drive Times

Auckland: 5hours
Hamilton: 3 hours
Tauranga: 3
Taupo: 2 hours
Wellington: 3 1/2 hours


Brilliant hosts, beautiful scenery. Super friendly and great place to bring the dogs.
Scott - Feb 2024

Superb location, beautiful scenery in quintessential NZ back country with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The beds comfy and warm, the hosts warm too- friendly and eager to show you their special paradise.
Tim - Nov 2023

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