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Rivertime Backcountry walks

Just a 30 minute drive from Whanganui and you can experience being in the “back of beyond”

Our Backcountry walking track is on private land in the rugged hills of the Whanganui River valley.The walk encompasses graded tracks through deep gorges and bluffs, high open ridges with spectacular views, a rocky stream crossing and a steep climb through untouched native bush.

The 6 and 3 hr loop walks are suitable for adults with moderate to high levels of fitness.

Stay at Rivertime Lodge and have access to our backcountry walk and also the Atene Skyline walk nearby.

Rivertime on track

Rivertime Lodge is on track with building 2 new cabins to cater for cyclists on the Mountain to Sea cycle Trail.  By mid November we will be able to sleep groups of up to 10 people. The cabins overlook the river and native bush garden in a secluded spot next to the Lodge.

The new cabins will have 2 x single beds, and a private ensuite. Self catering or meals can be prepared in the Lodge and there is a special dining platform amongst the trees.

Weather is perfect for cycling.