Accommodation | Horse Trekking | Farm Experiences
Mohaka River Farm is a spectacular property located in the foothills of the Kaweka ranges, an hour from either Napier or Taupo on State Highway 5. Formally known as Mountain Valley, the property has recently changed hands and is now owned by a handful of families who are endeavouring to develop it’s full potential as a relaxing and inspiring getaway destination.
With an emphasis on sustainable farming practices, an eye for aesthetically pleasing landscapes and recreational spaces, as well as for functional and homely accommodation units, the team’s desire at Mohaka River Farm is to make each visitor’s experience a memorable one. Read More…
There is no better way to explore the farm and take in the stunning surroundings than on horseback. Our herd of 14 horses have lived together on the property for many years and love being ridden. We offer 1, 2 and 3 hour treks for groups of 2 to 10 people and any experience level.
For Trekking Enquiries
Day visitors are welcome to access the river, picnic areas and walking tracks and use the camp kitchen and toilet facilities. Charges - $10 per adult, $5 per child, $30 for a family. Please contact us if you are arriving before 2 pm.
There are several excellent fishing spots on the river accessible from the farm. Permits are necessary and can be purchased at fishandgame.org.nz
Access to the upper reaches through the farm is by permission only and there is an access charge of $10 pp per day to help us maintain access.
The Mohaka is well know for it's rafting, with many sections of Grade 2 and 3 water, along with areas of Grade 4 and 5. We work with Deon from Raft Fish to provide rafting experiences to our customers. Deon has over 30 years' experience rafting, many of them on the Mohaka. Raft Fish are based just 3 km down McVicar Road from the farm. To book a rafting experience, enquire through raftfish.co.nz
The varied terrain and unique access points to the Mohaka river make for an exhilarating and interesting walking experience. For a more sedate walk, you can stroll along the riverside path, stopping under one of many shady trees to enjoy the sound of the rushing waters. Ask at reception for a map on arrival.
Thinking of staying during the months of May through October? People comment on how they would have loved to have stayed an extra day to really relax. We want to help you plan with our 'Stay for 3, Pay for 2' special. Applicable to all accommodation types May 1 - October 31.
For almost 3 km, the beautiful Mohaka River winds along the boundary of the 280 acre property, with river terraces creating distinct zones for the various agrarian, accomodation and activity endeavours.
If you want to simply “get away from it all”, rent one of our cottages or cabins, pitch your own tent on one of our sites or pull up your self contained RV alongside the river. In addition to accommodation, we offer farm experiences, horse trekking and special culinary events.
The farm can be explored on horse back, by foot, or mountain bike and rafting is an enjoyable way to experience the river.
On clear nights the Milky Way is majestic and the surrounding mountain ranges and rural silence add to the safari-like experience.
Come and stay with family or friends in the beautiful park like accommodation, partake in the essential aspects of farm life as the seasons permit or simply relax and enjoy your vacation.