Poised on the banks of the mighty Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo, this intimate luxury lodge offers understated elegance and tranquillity. With a clever architectural design and French doors that bring the outside in, the lodge effortlessly blends cedar wood and stone, creating a contemporary yet cosy style. Ideally situated for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the quaint town of Turangi is also famed for its prolific rainbow trout fishing and the lodge can arrange fly fishing trips for experienced anglers and beginners alike. Explore the excellent nearby mountain biking trails through native forest and along remote areas of the lakeshore or simply relax in the peaceful gardens. With just three individually styled rooms and a self-contained cottage, service is warm and personalised, making River Birches an excellent choice for your stay in this scenic part of the North Island.
Please note: It is possible to pre-book half board, please ask your Trailfinders travel consultant for more details.
- Dining room
- Guided Tongariro Crossing walks & fly fishing available (payable locally)
- Free parking
- Free wi-fi