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Address: Mangaweka 4746, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-382 5744
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mangaweka Adventure Co, New Zealand offers you a great family experience in...

Mangaweka Adventure Co, New Zealand offers you a great family experience in New Zealand. Raft or Kayak on the Rangitikei River with your whole family, ages 3yrs and up - it is the best 1hr trip in the North Island with fun splashy rapids, friendly guides and a yummy snack at the finish. Have more time? Take a real New Zealand adventure and camp overnight on the river with our rafting experts. Enjoy the open fire in a far away place, hear the native birds as well as the fun professional guides' stories far away river tales. We gear up your group up and cook the yummy food, including the fresh fire brewed coffee in the morning- its stunning and fun and more comfortable than you think... Have your own camper van? Park up overnight at Awastone, our riverside base. The powered sites have riverside views. Book the hot tub to soak your Tongariro Crossing aches away.

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Safe family fun eco-adventure in kiwi great outdoors

Mangaweka Adventure Company White Water Rafting Run by Paul and his team of guides, MAC run one hour to 4 day trips on North Island NZ's spectacular Rangitikei River, famous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Mangaweka Adventure Company White Water Rafting Run by Paul and his team of guides, MAC run one hour to 4 day trips on North Island NZ's spectacular Rangitikei River, famous for river scenes in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Bounded by high sandstone canyons, the Rangitikei flows through one of NZ's most beautiful and scenic regions. Running around grade... More 

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Foxton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Tricia was very helpful and got all the forms out to us that the school needed. On the day Paul and Connor were great guides and our young leaders had a blast.

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Thank Hamish S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Thanks Paul and his team....especially our guide Fruen for a fantastic light paddle on the river on a beautiful day. We came as strangers but we're welcomed like friends. Great job.....a real hidden kiwi gem.

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Mangaweka, Owner at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this review

Thank you Grant for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time in Mangaweka and on the Rangitikei River. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I would like to highly recommend MAC to those seeking a kiwi experience packed with fun and excitement. We drove up from Wellington the night before and stayed at their lodgings which were very comfortable and reasonably priced. We took this evening time to explore the pristine river and forest surrounding our cabin - just magical. The next morning we... More 

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Mangaweka, Owner at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this review

Awesome Angelo - It was lovely to meet you and your family. The photos are great! Hope to see you again on an overnight adventure.. More 

Tokoroa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We spent the morning doing the rafting experience as part of our Christmas work day out .The rafting suits all ages and stages of fitness. All the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. Great morning tea provided as part of the package. We were all very impressed and had a great time, highly recommended.

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Thank Wendy W
Mangaweka, Owner at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing your team to Mangaweka! We are glad to to hear you all had a great day out. Hope to see you again next season for some fun on the river. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

It's a little piece of paradise nestled on the Rangitikei river. The water rafting is ok and there are some fantastic historical sites to visit over the bridge.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Awastone is a lovely campground with great facilities in an awesome location beside the river. We also completed the Sandstone kayak trip with guide Anna. Anna was fantastic and obviously a highly skilled guide. The paddle took a couple hours and was totally worth doing - some amazing scenery, only viewed by taking this route - no driving to these... More 

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Thank Kathy K
The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

The awastone camp site has great facilities and is beautifully situated along the river. We only stayed one night as we were en route to Wellington to catch a ferry, but next time we would definitely stay a couple more nights! The kids had a great time playing in The river.

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Thank Thomas N
Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

If you are looking for a great place to camp for a night or two this is a wonderful spot. We have stayed twice now on our way north in our tent. The grounds are sheltered and near the river. The amenities are basic but clean and tidy.

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Thank Michelle H
Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

a day of family fun.first time experience in rafting.what a beautiful river.To locate this place is a challenge. GPS did little help but anyway finally did found this place.The easiest way is to get to the restaurant with an airplane replica which they named it Mangaweka International Airport which is by the roadside

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