At Riverslea we offer a wide range of activities that can be tailored to various age groups and fitness levels. For business events seeking team building activities, these can range from the more physical of experiencing our own Flying Fox, through to the less physical and more relaxing options. This can include an easy stroll and bush walk or a cool down with a swim or paddle in the nearby Otaki river.

Want to be entinced further, then here's some of our more popular activities...

For the Physically Minded

rafting1.jpg For the more adventurous seeking a physical challenge, we offer:

  • * Rafting on the Otaki River
  • * The Riverslea Flying Fox
  • * Orienteering


An Easy-Going Walk with a Gourmet Twist

steve2.jpg Experience a 'Wild Food Walk with Human Bushcraft'. During this 1.5hr walk you will discover and taste the gourmet world of edible and medicinal plants.


Alamandria Creative Mindfulness

medium_alamandria2.jpgAlamandria: The Art of Self-Mastery, Mindfulness and Meditation offer a range of workshops where groups are guided through simple and original creative processes to facilitate stress relief, inner calmness, and a pathway to clear thinking that can help achieve greater work satisfaction, life enjoyment, and personal development through one’s own self-mastery. The 2 or 3 hour introductory sessions may inspire further life-change and personal discovery.


Horse Assisted Professional Development

changinghorses2.jpg Changing Horses supports people with the opportunity for growth through equine assisted personal development eg learn to build healthier relationships, recognise and change ineffective behaviours, develop communication and leadership skills. Located 5 mins drive from Riverslea. Watch promo clip


Hands-On Cheese Making

cheesemaking.jpg For those with a keen interest in food, this 2.5hr hands-on activity lets you experience all aspects of the cheese making process. Come along and learn all the tricks and tips for great cheese making.




Resting and Relaxing Amongst the Beauty of Nature

ian_0.jpgWanting to take it easy. Then take some time to chill out and relax on our large open style veranda and deck, or take a stroll and enjoy the great views offered from the edge of the Otaki River. Stay a while, enjoy the simplicity of flowing water and the sound of birds in the surrounding bush.


Seeking a Simple Splash and Paddle

river2.jpg If the more physical aspect of rafting on the Otaki River seems abit daunting, then simply bring your togs and come down and swim in the local swiming spot "The Pots"  and paddle about, experience the gentle flow of running water. It is truly a lovely way to simply rest and relax.


Walks - Tararua Forest Park

walk3.jpgFor those seeking an interesting walk, then the Tararua Forest Park has much to offer. For further information about day and overnight walks, please refer to Department of Conservation's website: Click here to download their 2 page factsheet.


Please note: for some of the activites above there is a charge associated with the respective activity. We can happily advise you on any costs at the time of your enquiry.

For More information

To make a booking or to learn more about our venue please Contact Us.