River Valley Stables

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Dave Lamb


Ranking: 10/10

Liz welcomed the experienced and inexperienced riders with open arms. Amazing horses, unbeatable terrain and unbelievable views. A must do in the North Island!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Max Power


Ranking: 10/10

We recently spent 2 wonderfull weeks in NZ and River Valley Lodge & Stables was the highlight of a country of highlights!

The location is off the beaten track.... but don't worry, take your time because it is all worth it.

We stayed in our camper the night before our horse trek, next to the rushing river and awoke as the sun started to creep over the valleys edge.

We availed of the 2hr beginners horse trek. Huge appreciation goes to Lizzy and her colleagues. The horses are exceptionaly well trained and very easy to manage even for a beginner.

One word for the scenery on view....... Wow!

We also enjoyed a massage in the spa (highly recommended) and had access to the hot-tub.

All staff were friendly and attentive and as we arrived went above and beyond providing a treat on our over-night.

I don't want to sound too gushing, the prices are on the higher side, however the staff and location deliver good value for your buck.

We honestly couldnt fault our stay.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10


Reviewed over 6 years ago

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deb2603's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience wonerful scenery friendly staff highly recommend would go regularly if didn't live in uk

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in December 2011

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David's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful area, nice rafting and horseriding, nice people.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Beth Jobin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Being an experienced rider I detest riding establishments but this one was exceptional. Stunning scenery and superb match of horse to rider - highly recommended.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in July 2008

Award-2-24px Congratulations River Valley Stables

Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2010 Horse Trekking Finalist

danam's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful scenery. Excellent match of rider to horse and experience. A pleasurable experience.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

kiwibrit86's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Gorgeous surroundings and good instructor... my horse was called Turk and seemed to like going at a snail's pace but other than that very enjoyable! :)

Reviewed almost 10 years ago