Wood-fired Hot Tub
Experience the benefits of a soothing soak in our wood fired stainless steel and cedar hot tub, all year round. In summer months it is great for cooling off during the day and can be lit at night for relaxed star gazing.
Fire pit for campfires
Connect and create magical memories around an open fire. We have three outdoor fire pits for you to choose from. At the lodge, a seated fire pit area with marshmallows and ready made roasting sticks. At the river deck, a stone circle bonfire with rustic benches close to the river deck, with a stunning backdrop of the Papa cliffs, or, if you prefer a truly camp style experience, completely surrounded by nature, right on the waters’ edge.
Each is set up, ready for you to light with plenty of firewood to use.
Share fishing experiences with your children with complimentary use of small size spinning rods. Alternatively bring your own gear and make the most of your private access to this undisturbed fishing spot. (Fishing permit costs apply if you do not already hold one, but can be easily bought from Fish and Game website on the day).
Refresh with a swim or splash around in the water of the Rangitikei river. This beautiful stretch of water is exclusively yours as it winds around the lodge.
Play cricket with family, friends or colleagues. Our specially laid strip is perfect for fun or more serious competition. Spectators will enjoy watching the game while relaxing on the deck. We supply the equipment, you bring the team.
Farm walking tracks
Breathe in the fresh air, take a gentle stroll along the river bank, enjoy the cool shade of the willows, traverse hilly paddocks, climb styles and cross bridges, spot farm animals and listen out for pheasants. Some of our farm walking tracks can be 1-2 hours of scenic views and varied terrain.
Explore the farm, bring your mountain bikes and enjoy the scenery. There will be gates to open and shut and animals along the way as you ride alongside open paddocks on metalled tracks. Test your fitness and resilience with a steep climb to the top terrace, be rewarded by beautiful views on the way up and enjoy the downhill all the way back. For a closer and easier scenic farm ride (ideal for younger families) there is plenty of flat track around the lower terrace.
Amuse yourself and your guests with some laid back recreation, croquet, petanque or giant jenga on expansive lawns.
Make it an unforgettable experience, wondering at the dazzling light of millions of stars on a clear night, while soaking and relaxing in the hot tub.
Kick back and relax or make the most of this perfect shady spot for a picnic. Our river deck is built around the trunks of willow trees that line the river bank. Here time stands still as you tune in to the sound of the river. You may spot native Herons and other water birds or look up and see Native Hawks circling above the papa cliffs.
By arrangement (to be booked a week in advance)
Add another level of fun to your Rathmoy experience with our rewarding guided archery sessions. This might be a first time opportunity to discover your target shooting instincts or a chance to fine tune your accuracy and indulge in some enjoyable competition. From learning how to hold the bow and giving it a go, to competing in teams or as individuals, we tailor the activity to suit your group and take the lead from you.
Hole in One Golf Challenge
Entertain your family, friends or colleagues and test your driving skills with our hole in one challenge. This fun activity is suitable for everybody. From trying to hit the ball in the right direction to landing the perfect shot. The hole in one golf challenge offers competitive fun, laughs and spectator sport for all to enjoy.
Unleash your inner Viking with our adventurous axe throwing activity. For a safe, fun and truly rustic experience, teams or solo throwers can compete and discover their best throwing technique. Discover skills you didn’t know you had!.
Clay Target Shooting
Experience the excitement of smashing clay targets thrown from our automated trap. We will cater to your levels of experience from total novice with ‘easer down the line’ style targets to experienced shooters looking for thrilling simulated field layouts. You can choose to enjoy just having a go or indulge in more serious competition. We will cater to your group's requirements.
Pheasant Shooting (Seasonal)
A destination to experience some of New Zealand’s most spectacular pheasant shooting terrain, hosted by a passionate and dedicated local team. We will cater to your group's requirements.
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