New Zealand Fun Family River Holidays Mangaweka, New Zealand
Mangaweka Adventure Co, MAC, provide family river adventures from 1 hour to 4 days. Great for families with young children and based at Awastone, a family camper van park looking over the Rangitikei River, Mnagaweka.

Active Adventure

Mangaweka Adventure Company, "MAC", has an extensive range of products including multi day river journeys and day river trips. All of the trips are run on the beautiful Rangitikei River as seen in Lord of the Rings movie. The family trips are run on Grade 2 water and they offer the opportunity to run kayaks as well as rafts on our trips. No Experience is necessary and best of all, its fun and easy!

The family camping trips are among the best in New Zealand and range from 2 days to four days. Children from as young as 4 years old to as old as "the days" are welcome. All the river gear, trained experienced guides - with heaps of character- and camping gear is supplied. You bring your sleeping bag and funny t-shirts for interesting conversation.The two day Grade 5 trip is quite exclusive and is suitable for reasonably fit participants. A minimum age of 13 years is required.

Stay and Play

Typical Day

The quick overnight campout is great for kids! Meet at Awastone, our riverside base, pack your stuff and get away for 24 hours into the deep in the heart of the Utiku Sandstone Gorge.Minimum of 4 people. Bookings essential.

The jewel of the Rangitikei is through the Mokai Gorge. The campsites are set deep in the heart of the gorges with quiet isolation only the river can provide. Native Flora and Fuana abound and heaps of Grade 2 rapids ensure fun river running for everyone. Bookings essential.

Fun day trips taking about 2 hrs are great for all ages. Transport and a yummy snack are provided at the finish. Scenic day trips exploring the river gorges that take more of the day are a stunning pleasure, so don't forget your camera! Lunch & transport are included. Most areas enjoyed are only accessiable by raft or kayak.

Your family can opt to stay and play as MAC offers packages and options of camping from self contained family units to powered sites for your camper van. Want to try tenting but didn't pack the equipment, well we have that too.

Family adventures on the Rangitikei River

Map & Directions

143 Ruahine Rd, Mangaweka, New Zealand 4746

Points of Interest
kayakNew Zealand Fun Family River Holidays
Mangawharariki Rd, Mangaweka, Manawatu-wanganui 4797, New Zealand
Awastone - Riverside Haven
143 Ruahine Rd, Mangaweka 4797, New Zealand
coffeeThe Hub Cafe
2 Mangawharaiki Rd, Mangaweka, Manawatu, New Zealand
publicartYellow Church Gallery
9 Mangawharariki Rd, Mangaweka, Manawatu, New Zealand
museum-historicalMangaweka Museum
10 Mangawharariki Rd, Mangaweka, Manawatu, New Zealand

Nearby Attractions and Services

on siteDC-3 Aeroplane Expereince
1 mileMangaweka Riverside Campgrounds
1 mileFree scenic bush walks
50 metresArt Galleries
3 milesFlat Hills Maze
5 milesLocal wool products shopping
Various Accommodation Options
on siteCafe & Post Office
80 metresHeritage Museum
80 metresHeritage Museum

Rates & Availability


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Other Information

"MAC" are about family fun and enjoyment. Clients become one of the family in explorations of the river - not just another number. Trips are suited to your needs and requirements, so contacting the them is always the best way to get what you want!


Paul and Tricia Eames  (View Profile)
New Zealand's family fun stop halfway between Taupo and Wellinton. "MAC" offer river adventures that suit all ages and are quick fun breaks in your journey. Meet us at the iconic DC3 on State Highway One. An adventure your whole family will remember.

Paul and Tricia Eames

Listing # RA-1125484

Starting at:
USD $50.19 per trip
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