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9.6

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Exceptional location
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Nearby landmarks
Four Fish Sports Bar 1 km
Turangi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 1.04 km
Vertical Assault Climbing Wall 1.06 km
Barry Greig's Sporting World 1.07 km
Mount Ngauruhoe 1.15 km
Tongariro National Trout Centre 2.58 km
Taupo Airport 37.13 km
Hawke's Bay Airport 105.09 km
Rotorua Regional Airport 108.16 km
Hastings Airport 109.43 km
River Birches

"Especially the kitchen provided everything you needed."

Renita - December 26, 2018
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River Birches

19 Koura Street TEL +64 7386 0445, Turangi, Turangi, New Zealand, 3334 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Value for money9.6
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at River Birches

The Cottage
The Cottage
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  • Room size: 250 m²/2691 ft²
  • Garden view
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Three-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 250 m²/2691 ft²
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King Guestroom Plus
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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King Guestroom
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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King Room with Hot Tub
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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1 Bedroom
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Triple Room
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          Overall rating:
          9.8
          Exceptional
          5 reviews
          Cleanliness
          10.0
          Facilities
          10.0
          Location
          9.6
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          What travelers say they love:
          We will stay again.
          ping from New Zealand
          Family with young children
          More about River Birches

          More about River Birches

          Conveniently located in Turangi, River Birches is a great base from which to explore the unique natural wonders of the surrounding areas.

          River Birches has three stunning guestrooms; each room is a quiet haven of comfort and style, with outdoor decks, large luxury en suites, and a super king-size bed or super twin beds. All have beautiful garden views, free Wi-Fi, IPod Docks and premium bedding. The Cottage at River Birches is a spacious three-bedroom self-contained accommodation, perfect for families and groups.

          At River Birches, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests can relax in welcoming lounge areas with open fireplaces. Full cooked breakfasts are included and free self-parking is provided. The friendly staff are happy to assist with tour and activity bookings. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Turangi, make River Birches your home away from home.

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          Agoda Reviews (5)Booking.com Reviews (10)
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          Cleanliness10.0
          Facilities9.5
          Location9.3
          Room comfort and quality10.0
          Service10.0
          Value for money9.3
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Steven
          Couple

          Perfect weekend away”

          Amazing people, amazing food, great central location. We were from Palmerston North the perfect place to base from for snowboarding, tramping and mountain biking. Cant wait to try trout fishing next ...
          Reviewed August 16, 2020
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ares
          Family with young children

          Exceptional”

          The host was great in the very beginning helping us arranging dinner, outdoor activities, communication, etc. The property was incredibly clean, comfortable and well maintained. During our stay, we ...
          Reviewed January 31, 2020
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Natalia
          Couple

          Beautiful place ”

          Everything! Most importantly the hospitality and the warmness of the place and hosts. The dinner and breakfast was outstanding, we loved how quiet it was and the feeling of having the place to ...
          Reviewed August 26, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Alexandra
          Solo traveler

          Relaxing and beautiful. Best place...”

          It was extremely personalized.
          Reviewed July 09, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Alison
          Group

          Exceptional”

          Beautifully appointed V efficient air conditioning V well equipped Quiet location apart from cicadas Peaceful BBQ available Refills of breakfast material
          Expensive coffee pods extra although ground coffee free
          Reviewed February 02, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Minyoung
          Family with young children

          Lovely place for family vacation ”

          Very nice and clean. Great location. Great service. I highly recommend this place!!
          Reviewed December 01, 2018
          5.0
          Weidong from New Zealand
          Family with young children

          Passable”

          Good breakfast
          Too expensive.
          Reviewed July 26, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Alexander from New Zealand
          Family with young children

          Fabulous”

          River Birches lodge is a luxurious place to stay. We stayed in the cottage with our 2 sons. It was immaculately set out with very welcoming hosts.
          Reviewed July 16, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Anonymous from New Zealand
          Couple

          Amazing”

          My partner and I stayed at the River Birches for a weekend away to relax and unwind. We found the whole experience of staying here amazing. The owners are so attentive to even the smallest detail and you are made to feel welcome as soon as you arrive. Having the fire going with warm tea was just the start. The rooms were clean, tidy and warm. The hot tub was so relaxing and the breakfast was so good. I would highly recommend staying here if you want to relax and stay in comfort and luxury. James
          Reviewed July 16, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Krista from Australia
          Couple

          luxurious accommodation and a fabulous place to visit”

          We stayed in the lodge at River Birches. Jason &amp; Rebecca were great hosts, and we were impressed by the accommodation - the size and standard of our room exceeded expectations, with luxurious bathroom &amp; bedroom looking out onto pretty gardens, a wardrobe area for bags, a separate external lounge area &amp; a private hot-tub outside our room that was perfect for a soak after long walks. Lots of little touches mean that this would be a great place to hunker down in cold weather, but we were blessed with perfect Autumn days! We also had the four course in-house meal one night which was lovely - well-judged portions &amp; very well cooked (thanks Anthony). My husband went on a half day&#39;s fly-fishing with a guide organised by Jason &amp; came back with a big brown trout which Jason organised to have smoked locally for us. River Birches is close to the Tongariro River and we did both river walks. Turangi is also just minutes from forest, lake, rivers, thermal pools &amp; the imposing volcanic landscape of the alpine area.
          Reviewed March 28, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Susan from United States
          Group

          Lovely outdoor setting, gorgeous cottage with everything one could ask for.”

          Very tastefully appointed, furnished with quality kitchen equipment, with lovely gardens, a delicious breakfast and dinner and wonderful hosts, River Birches exceeded our expectations.
          Reviewed March 11, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kevin from United States
          Couple

          We arrived a bit tired and disoriented and left feeling rejuivinated and very comfortable.”

          The attention to detail in every category was excellent.
          Reviewed February 20, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Peter from United Kingdom
          Couple

          So much more than a gorgeous room and delicious breakfast cannot recommend too highly.”

          Rebecca and Jason were excellent hosts, offering an outstanding and beautiful room. This is exceptional and a joy!
          Reviewed February 10, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Brett from Australia
          Couple

          A wonderful stay. Nothing is too hard and everything is delightful.”

          We stayed here for a few days while we did the Mountain crossing and explored the National Park. Our hosts were lovely, making all the crossing arrangements for us, including the shuttle to and from, a packed lunch, plenty of water and even lending us a bigger back pack when ours turned out to be too small. When they discovered it was our honeymoon they upgraded us to a bigger room at no extra cost and gifted us a lovely bottle of wine and a card. They even got up early to make sure we got served a good breakfast when we had to leave to do the mountain crossing before breakfast would normally be served. Absolutely splendid. Bed was comfortable, room was clean, relaxing and romantic. They have a private chef who comes in to do the cooking so the cooked breakfast is to die for, and the continental breakfast had some of the best juice and pastries we&#39;ve ever tasted. Dinner is on the pricey side at over $100 per head, but it is well worth it to be cooked a divine five course meal by your own private chef, especially given that there aren&#39;t many decent dining options nearby (best place we could find outside was a 20min drive away) and especially good if you&#39;re tired and hungry after the crossing. We had a delightful stay.
          At the end of the day our only real issue was petty at best, but we are relax in front of the TV people and there was no TV in our room, only in the communal area. It was totally ok for us since we were the only guests there at the time, and they were totally ok with us plugging our own tech into it but might be a little awkward if there are multiple people staying and you just want to curl up privately.
          Reviewed November 14, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          The from New Zealand
          Family with young children

          Luxurious Lodge Accommodation in the Lake Taupo region.”

          River Birches is beautifully situated on the banks of the trout laden River Tongariro in the Great Lake Taupo region. The property is luxurious and extremely well appointed for those extended holidays, or, for short stays. The host is extremely attentive and thoughtful. The attention to detail is appropriate and exacting. I would recommend River Birches to all travellers who value luxury retreat accommodation but within an easy drive to the North Island Ski fields, the Tongariro Crossing, The National Park, Lake Taupo and, of course, simply a few steps to the banks of one of NZ&#39;s best trout rivers. Most certainly worth making the trip ... Enjoy!
          Reviewed July 17, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          The from New Zealand
          Family with young children

          Luxurious Lodge Accommodation in the Lake Taupo region.”

          River Birches is beautifully situated on the banks of the trout laden River Tongariro in the Great Lake Taupo region. The property is luxurious and extremely well appointed for those extended holidays, or, for short stays. The host is extremely attentive and thoughtful. The attention to detail is appropriate and exacting. I would recommend River Birches to all travellers who value luxury retreat accommodation but within an easy drive to the North Island Ski fields, the Tongariro Crossing, The National Park, Lake Taupo and, of course, simply a few steps to the banks of one of NZ&#39;s best trout rivers. Most certainly worth making the trip ... Enjoy!
          Reviewed July 17, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Mark from Australia
          Couple

          Perfection”

          Free upgrade to a better room as it wasn&#39;t booked! Breakfasts and optional luxury in lodge dining. Special VIP luxury treatment yet warm and friendly. Felt like staying with friends. World class hospitality. Incredible building, interior design and garden. The proximity to the Alpine crossing&#47;water rafting&#47;fishing is a bonus but even better is the relaxing refuge to come home to after a full on day.
          It is a bit dear, if it wasn&#39;t for us celebrating a special occasion we would have gone somewhere else.
          Reviewed April 17, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Mark from Australia
          Couple

          Perfection”

          Free upgrade to a better room as it wasn&#39;t booked! Breakfasts and optional luxury in lodge dining. Special VIP luxury treatment yet warm and friendly. Felt like staying with friends. World class hospitality. Incredible building, interior design and garden. The proximity to the Alpine crossing&#47;water rafting&#47;fishing is a bonus but even better is the relaxing refuge to come home to after a full on day.
          It is a bit dear, if it wasn&#39;t for us celebrating a special occasion we would have gone somewhere else.
          Reviewed April 17, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Doug from Canada
          Solo traveler

          Exceptional”

          Beautiful building and grounds
          How did booking .com covert $862 CAN to $924NZ ??
          Reviewed April 09, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Doug from Canada
          Solo traveler

          Exceptional”

          Beautiful building and grounds
          How did booking .com covert $862 CAN to $924NZ ??
          Reviewed April 09, 2017
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