Rivertime Lodge is nestled on an idyllic spot on the Whanganui riverbank and in the hub of hill country farming.

Your hosts Barry and Frances welcome you to their home on the Whanganui River. We have been sheep and beef farming in the valley for four generations and over 100 years and are happy to share this piece of paradise with you.

Rivertime Lodge is a 2 bedroom fully self contained cottage that sleeps 4. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and the other has 2 singles. The kitchen is well equipped for self catering with open plan dining. It has a modern bathroom and laundry. A spacious lounge opens onto a deck overlooking the river with a unique outdoor dining platform among the trees. We also have cabins that can be combined with the Lodge to accomodate up to 10 people in the same group.  The cabins each have 2 single beds. 2 have en suite and the 3rd has a kitchenette .

Tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided. You can bring your own food  or you may request at time of booking if you would like to have groceries supplied for you to cook  at your leisure. This is at an extra cost.

On a warm Summer evening our guests can  enjoy a walk along the riverbank to the Tauterata shingle bank ( it’s also a great swimming spot ) or cosy up inside the cottage read a book or play some board games.

Rivertime is a perfect place to kick back, listen to the birdsong, watch the stars at night, and savour the simple pleasures of being away from the rest of the world, surrounded by nature

If you are arriving by river look for the sign on the left  past  the Tauterata Shingle bank. It is a short walk across the flat and up the bush garden track to Rivertime. For those cycling the Mountain to Sea trail we are an approximate 4 hr cycle from Pipiriki . You can spend your final night at Rivertime and have a relaxed ride to Whanganui North Mole the next day,with plenty of time to explore the beautiful city of Whanganui.

WE PROVIDE :                                                                             

  • Personal service & attention to detail
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Sky tv
  • Fresh linen and towels
  • Well equipped kitchen for self catering
  • Specially built dining platform overlooking the native bush and river
  • Easy access from river or road
  • Shed for safe bike storage
  • Connection to Nature
  • Private cabins with en suite for extra sleeping spaces

RATES per person per night :

Lodge $80

Cabins $40

Tent sites $20