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IPod dock, heated floors
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTurangi i-SITE Visitor Centre16 min walk
    Popular LocationTongariro National Trout Centre2 min drive
    Popular LocationTokaanu Thermal Pools5 min drive
    AirportTaupo (TUO)38 min drive
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About this area


Located in Turangi, River Birches is in a rural area and on a river. Tongariro National Trout Centre is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tokaanu Thermal Pools and Kuratau Jetty. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 16 min walk
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 2 min drive
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 5 min drive
  • Lake Rotopounamu - 9 min drive
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTaupo (TUO) - 38 min drive


  • Creel Tackle House & Cafe — 10 min walk
  • Parklands Restaurant — 16 min walk
  • Valentinos Restaurant — 18 min walk
  • Turangi Bakery — 18 min walk
  • Hydro Eatery — 18 min walk

About this property

River Birches

Luxury lodge in Turangi with free parking
This lodge features a garden, free self parking, and free WiFi in public areas. All 4 rooms boast heated floors and offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Guests will also find separate bathtubs and showers, electric kettles, and free tea bags/instant coffee.
River Birches offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and complimentary bottled water. This Turangi lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Electric car charging station
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator (single level property)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Linens
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Desk
  • Heated floors
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Slippers



Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 8 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 200.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 150 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 150 (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 200.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

One child 8 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

National rating

This Lodge property is rated 5 stars.

Property is also known as

River Birches House Turangi
River Birches Turangi
River Birches Lodge Turangi
River Birches Lodge
River Birches Lodge
River Birches Turangi
River Birches Lodge Turangi

Frequently asked questions

Is River Birches pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at River Birches?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at River Birches?
Check-in is from 3 PM–11 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at River Birches?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Does River Birches provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of NZD 150 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is River Birches located?
Situated on a river, this luxury lodge is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Tongariro National Trout Centre and 4 mi (6.5 km) from Tokaanu Thermal Pools. Kuratau Jetty and Tongariro Alpine Crossing are also within 16 mi (25 km).
5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Very Welcoming 5-Star Lodge in Turangi
A fantastic lodge steps from the Tongariro river hiking trails and 15 minutes from the National Park. Jason was a great host. Breakfast was excellent. They are very welcoming and share lots of information and provide access to local guides and equipment. High praise from us!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Beautiful and relaxing, both luxurious and cozy. We highly recommend the 5-course dinner for an additional fee. The hiking and rafting vendors that River Birches can book for you are also excellent.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food was wonderful!
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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This property is absolutely fantastic! The owners Jason and Rebecca were a complete delight. The property is gorgeous and located within a stone’s throw of great hiking and biking tracks not to mention world-class fishing.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Luxurious and comfort to visit
The house is amazing, elegant decoration and warm Lodge. They have a private hot spa and the environment follows Japanese spa style. All elements tell you you are on holiday and are free here. Anthony is a nice masterchief and every dish made by him is such delicious! I can tell the oyster they got is the best I have ever taken. Strongly recommended!
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2018

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