Getting Here

Situated 40kms inland from Hawke's Bay on New Zealand's North Island, Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge & Camping Ground is an easy drive from Taupo (85kms) and Napier (60kms), just ten minutes off State Highway 5 (the Napier-Taupo road). Coming from either direction, look out for our blue road signs which guide you to us from 5km away, then make sure you turn off the main highway onto McVicar Road. Keep going along McVicar Road to the road bridge, and it's just a minute up the hill to reception.

Coming from Napier?

Follow the Napier-Taupo road / SH5 60km through Te Pohue, over the Mohaka bridge then turn left at McVicar road.

Coming from Taupo?

Follow the Napier-Taupo road / SH5 for 85km then turn right at McVicar road. If you've crossed the Mohaka Bridge then you've gone too far!

Coming from Auckland?

Follow the Southern motorway onto State Highway 1 and continue to Taupo. Then travel the Napier-Taupo road, SH5 for 85km then turn right at McVicar road. Approx. 5 hour drive, 365km.


If you don't have your own transport, Mountain Valley is a stop on the Intercity Bus service. It stops at the top of McVicar Road, where we are more than happy to come and collect you - just let us know!

We can also arrange a shuttle pick up/drop off service from Taupo or Napier. Please see our price list for tariff.