Trip to Riverlands, Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, on April 18/19

Riverlands is a property along the Mohaka River in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, about 5km (3miles) upstream from the turnoff on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo, just after crossing the bridge over the river.

There is Motel style accomodation or you can stay in the camping ground, which also has powered sites for Motor Homes. A restaurant is also operated by the owners

You can participate in activities like rafting, horse trekking, pony rides, archery, clay bird shooting, paintball, mountain biking, walking tracks, fishing and fishing raft trips.

Some members of The Napier Family Tramping stayed the whole weekend using the A-framed chalets and others only came over for the day on Sunday. The only activity we participated in was walking along the tracks on the property and admiring the wonderful sceneryP1090539The Mohaka River as seen from the bridge

P1090541A-Frame Chalets accomodation

P1090554One of the walking tracks

P1090563View from the far end of the property looking back over the ranges

P1090569Hard work getting up the hill

P1090571The views from the top over the Mohaka river were well worth the steep climb up the hill

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Track down to the river side and camping ground

P1090591Picnic area close to the camping ground

P1090603Overview of the property

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Looking down the Mohaka River

P1090608Tree root exposure after washout


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