• Broadband available in all rooms
  • Parking available on-site

19 Koura Street,

Turangi New Zealand

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Luxury lodge accommodation in a superb New Zealand location, close to the renowned Tongariro Crossing and only footsteps away from the world famous fly fishing on the Tongariro River.

River Birches offers boutique New Zealand lodge accommodation in Turangi, on the southern edge of Lake Taupo. The lodge provides quiet seclusion and understated luxury accommodation at affordable prices.

Set within a peaceful gardenscape beside the world-famous Tongariro River, try your hand at trout fishing in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful rivers by day, and enjoy our luxury lodge accommodation by night.

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 recently 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.

In summer, join other guests for drinks and canapes before dinner. In winter, share the day’s adventures over pre-dinner drinks by a roaring fire in the drawing room.

There is a well-equipped fitness room, satellite TV, a DVD library, spacious living areas with Wi-Fi and broadband internet services. Central heating keeps the lodge and guest rooms warm during winter. In summer, air conditioning keeps things comfortable.
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. We understand current trends for low-carb, high-protein meals and individual requirements, within reason, can be accommodated (by advance request). We use only the best locally grown, organic produce whenever available.

Dinner by prior-arrangement: 2010 NZ$80 per person for a three course meal featuring fresh local seasonal produce.




Activities and facilities

  • Gym/Fitness room
  • On-site parking
  • Room service - limited service
  • Self service laundry facilities

Location

19 Koura Street, Turangi New Zealand

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River Birches

Rooms and rates

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from NZ$665 per night

The Admirals Room

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The Admiral's Room offers a soothing cedar hot tub to soak in after a long day's trout fishing or sightseeing. Gaze at the stars, sip a glass of wine and completely unwind. This room also has satellite TV, DVD, and a mini bar.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Bathrobes
  • Broadband
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 Super King

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Rates are for 2 people The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 2 guests in total.
Cancellation policy Minimum 7 days (1st night) Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room must be made at least 7 days prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.
from NZ$610 per night

The Major's Room

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Standing apart from the main house, the Major's Room offers privacy and tranquility within a lovely garden setting. Relax and enjoy the comfort of this beautifully appointed room featuring a bathroom with its own private garden.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Bathrobes
  • Broadband
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 Super King More bedding options
  • or
    2 singles

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Rates are for 2 people The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 2 guests in total.
Cancellation policy Minimum 7 days (1st night) Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room must be made at least 7 days prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.
from NZ$460 per night

The Duchess's Room

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Cosy, welcoming and relaxing, the Duchess Room enjoys a superb vista of the garden areas with both the room and bathroom looking out onto a private garden setting. This room enjoys the morning sunshine and features the same appointments as The Majors Room

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Bathrobes
  • Broadband
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 Super King

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Book The Duchess's Room NZ$510 460 460 460 460 460 Sold460 460 460 460 460 460 Sold460
Next
Rates are for 2 people The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 2 guests in total.
Cancellation policy Minimum 7 days (1st night) Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room must be made at least 7 days prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.

Additional information

Check In 1400hrs
Check Out 1000hrs
Getting There By air: Regular flights connect Auckland and Wellington with Taupo, the nearest domestic airport to Turangi. The road from Taupo toTurangi follows the edge of the lake, making it a very scenic journey of about 40 minutes.


By road from Auckland: The drive from Auckland to Turangi takes about 4.5 hours. After crossing the Tongariro River bridge take the first turn on your left (Link Road). Turn right into Taupahi Road and Koura Street is the second turn on your left.


By road from Wellington
The drive from Wellington to Turangi takes about 4 hours. On your approach into Turangi, turn right off State Highway One into Taupahi Road. Koura Street is the second turn on your right.

GPS -38.998756, 175.812006
Parking On site complimentary car parking available
Things To Do Turangi/ Taupo attractions and activities are dominated by the three imposing volcanic peaks of the Tongariro National Park which tower over this pristine New Zealand adventure-land. Skiing on Mount Ruapehu and some of the most captivating mountain walks in the world are only a short 40-minute drive from River Birches.

Turangi offers an 18-hole golf course, white-water rafting on the Tongariro and canoeing through the surrounding wetlands. Walkers will enjoy the river walkway alongside River Birches and the many other scenic walks in the area.

An easy 35-minute drive north brings you to the tourist hub of Taupo. Here you will find excellent restaurants, bars, shopping and many outdoor pursuits, such as fishing, boating, water-skiing and bungy-jumping and several 18 hole golf courses including the famous Wairakei International Course..

Wine enthusiasts can take a scenic two-hour drive to the superb wine district of Hawke’s Bay.
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