River Birches Lodge & Cottage, Turangi

River Birches, Turangi

This award-winning accommodation and outstanding personal service will ensure your stay at River Birches Lodge is a truly exceptional experience. Superbly situated, River Birches is just a short drive to the renowned Tongariro Crossing and other regional activities and attractions. The Lodge is nestled within a peaceful garden-scape next to the famous Tongariro River, recognised internationally for its world class fly fishing.

For clients with an interest in the Tongariro Crossing experience, fly fishing and luxury accommodation in a blissful setting.  River Birches is a very well established boutique, luxury New Zealand lodge situated on the banks of the renowned Tongariro River and provides the highest possible standards of boutique accommodation either full service or self-contained in the Central North Island region.


There are four very spacious suites that boast private balconies, luxurious furnishings and décor and beautiful en-suite bathrooms.   The ambience of this beautiful property is one of relaxation, wellness and rejuvenation.

The lodge boasts stylish contemporary décor, featuring stunning NZ artwork.  Dining at Sanctuary Bay of Islands is a unique experience, enjoy the most delicious organic foods, carefully prepared to provide a taste sensation that is good for you.


Accommodation in Turangi, at River Birches Lodge includes your choice of 3 guest rooms. River Birches is a low-slung, cedar-clad luxury accommodation retreat set within a peaceful, established garden. The stylish interior reflects its east-meets-west character – sophisticated and welcoming.  This Turangi lodge was awarded first place in a prestigious  New Zealand Architectural competition, testimony to its understated elegance. French doors open onto a large deck where you can relax and enjoy the serenity of the Tongariro riverside environment.

There is a well-equipped fitness room, satellite TV, a DVD library, spacious living areas with Wi-Fi and broadband internet services. In summer, air conditioning keeps things comfortable.

Guest rooms
River Birches has three guest rooms – each a quiet haven of comfort and style. They are well appointed to ensure you enjoy your stay. All rooms include:

– super king-size beds with sumptuous down-filled duvets and pillows, monogrammed bathrobes.
– ensuite bathrooms with separate shower, generously sized bath, complimentary bath and hair products and bathrobes
– Wi-Fi and broadband internet access
– iPod mini sound system and docking station.
– Heat pump heating and air-conditioning providing comfort in all weathers.

Two of three of the rooms have a private hot tub in the gardens.

The Lodge & The Cottage

While many of our guests come to enjoy the scenic surrounds, superb fly fishing, gourmet food, and exceptional hospitality, increasingly great walks enthusiasts are taking advantage of our closeness to the world famous Tongariro Crossing, as River Birches is the closest Luxury lodge to the Tongariro National Park which is just a short drive away from the Lodge.

River Birches rated Qualmark 5 stars Luxury Lodge is a member of the exclusive Luxury Lodges of New Zealand Association, a group that prides itself on offering superior luxury accommodation in outstanding New Zealand landscapes, along with great hospitality.

River Birches is pleased to offer as well The Cottage at River Birches, which is a self-contained, architecturally designed property built in the style of our lodge. This has proved popular with single party bookings (2-6 guests), who seek upmarket accommodation with self-service catering and the ability to obtain additional services, such as gourmet meals prepared for them by the lodge’s chef.

Dining at The Lodge

A cooked breakfast is included in the tariff. If you prefer something a little lighter, try our continental breakfast of homemade cereals and preserves, fresh seasonal fruits and yoghurt. Dinner and lunch are available by advance request or buy purchasing the now available Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rates. We understand and can accommodate for low-carb, high-protein meals and individual requirements, by advance request. We use only the best locally grown, organic produce whenever available.  Available on request

The Cottage at River Birches, Turangi