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1 room, 2 adults

River Birches

5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
19 Koura Street, Turangi, Taupo, 3334, New Zealand

Upscale lodge within easy reach of Tongariro National Trout Centre
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great amenities
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Great room

River Birches

from €348
  • The Admirals Room
  • The Duchess's Room
  • The Major's Room
  • Cottage

What’s around River Birches


  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 41 min walk
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • Kuratau Jetty - 12.4 mi / 20 km
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 14.9 mi / 23.9 km
  • Tree Trunk Gorge - 16.8 mi / 27 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English.

At the property

Things to do
  • Ski storage
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water

Special features

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.

River Birches’s small print

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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 200.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 150 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs NZD 150 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for River Birches

  • Is parking offered at River Birches?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at River Birches?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at River Birches?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by River Birches?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 150 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do near River Birches?
    Recommended spots to visit include Tongariro National Trout Centre (2.1 mi) and Tokaanu Thermal Pools (4 mi), along with Kuratau Jetty (12.4 mi) and Tongariro Alpine Crossing (14.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 13 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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!
Bing, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Restful boutique luxury!
Spacious and beautifully appointed rooms and living/dining areas in an elegant East meets West style. Easy access to riverside walks a real bonus. Owners Jason and Rebecca were fantastic hosts, reaching out to us before our arrival for dinner arrangements and greeting us with welcome drinks in the serene English style garden. We had delicious hot breakfasts and beautifully presented multi course dinners in the lodge by private chef/host/tour adviser Anthony - easy decision to eat in every night after the first night's fantastic dinner featuring line caught trout and wild venison! Jason and Anthony had very helpful advice on tackling the Tongaririo Alpine Crossing and Rebecca made sure we had our hikers' lunches and very kindly sorted our post hike laundry. Our overall experience was of staying with friends in a very warm and welcoming elegantly designed home.
sgRomance trip

River Birches

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