River Birches

One of the best kept secrets in the central North Island, River Birches is nestled in an idyllic and peaceful garden environment alongside the Tongariro River; this luxury lodge stands in harmony with its stunning natural surrounds.

Set within a peaceful garden scape 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.

Lodge Facilities:

  • Walking trails


A low-slung, cedar-clad boutique lodge with the ambience of a large, elegant , quality home, architecturally designed and built to meet the needs of discerning travelers. This is and environment where you immediately feel comfortable and at ease: a home away from home. River Birches’ guest rooms, each named after a famous fishing pool, all open to a private verandah and award-winning garden.  Guests can stroll under mature birch trees and listen to native birdsong mingling with the sounds of the river.

Local Experiences

River Birches Lodge offers an exclusive, privately guided crossing in the World Heritage Tongariro National Park. You will be in the safe hands of your own personal mountain guide who will take you on a journey of exploration, highlighting the very best features of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

For the fisherman, the lodge is set on the banks of the famous Tongariro River-the perfect location for a fly-fishing adventure. Options include heli-fishing in the many rivers surrounding the Central Plateau or fishing the upper reaches of the Tongariro from guided rafts.

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Your Hosts

Jason Bleibtreu 


19 Koura St
Turangi 3334
New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 102 025
Tel: +64 (0)7 386 0445
Fax: +64 (0)7 386 0442
Mobile: +64 (0)27 406 3650

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