River Birches

River Birches is an award winning luxury lodge. Quiet seclusion and understated luxury alongside the world-famous Tongariro River. Ideal for the Tongariro crossing or fly fishing.

5 rivers within 1 hour


  • Award-winning luxury lodge
  • Short walk to famous fishing pools
  • Meters away from the Mighty Tongariro


Best time of year to fish

Oct - Mar

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  • Qualmark: Luxury Lodge


River Birches has been included in the Best of 2007 Travel & Leisure World's Greatest Hotels, Resorts and Spas. River Birches is a luxury lodge with a five star Qualmark rating.

On the world-famous Tongaririo River, and within a short walking distance, one of the river's most famous pools - the Major Jones - awaits the early morning angler. Beyond the Tongariro but still in close proximity to Turangi are many more trout rivers and walking tracks, the Tongaririo Crossing being one of them.

The lodge features large living areas with open fires, a beautiful garden, terrace and a fully equipped fitness room. Breakfast is included in the tariff and, for evening meals, an on-site chef can prepare an excellent three course dinner.


Pricing is for per room per night basis. Prices quoted in New Zealand dollars and include 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Double Single
The Admiral's Room $665 $610
The Duchess's Room $460 $395
The Major's Room $610 $565
The Cottage(sleep up to 6) $435

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Book a guided trout fishing experience

  • Our local experienced guides can tailor to your needs -whether you've novice or experienced
  • The guides can also take you rivers beyond the Tongariro
  • River Birches has fly fishing equipment available

Physical address

River Birches, 19 Koura Street, Turangi, Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

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