Explore the outdoors in Rangitikei
The magnificent landscape of the Rangitikei is diverse and unique, the perfect place for families to explore the great outdoors together.
Grab your bike, camping or fishing gear and head just down the road this summer. Never far off State Highway 1, you’ll find great fishing, cycling, camping and tramping, rafting, kayaking and gentle walks, all within stunningly beautiful landscape.
While there is much to see and do for free, there are numerous commercial operators committed to providing the ultimate Rangitikei experiences to enthral and exhilarate with rafting, horse trekking, fishing, golf, adventures and hospitality with B&B’s, farm stays and lodges.
Treat yourself to a weekend escape and experience the generous hospitality on the magnificent Rangitikei River.
Tarata Fishaway is a hidden gem that offers a family friendly country escape with accommodation, meals and activities. This is peace and tranquility at its best.
Situated on the edge of the canyon with amazing views, the River Retreat is a great unit for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The Tree House is perfect for a larger group and Tarata now has a dog friendly courtyard unit.
In addition to the breath-taking views there are spa pools, farm tours and children can help collect the eggs, feed the chickens, deer, goats and animals.
Raft through a little piece of Middle Earth and visit a secret waterfall. Camp outs are an adventure for all the family, while guided trout fishing and rafting to secluded pools and runs offer multi day camp outs also.
River Valley is New Zealand’s original adventure lodge with exhilarating rafting and horseback experiences in spectacular natural scenery. From traditional tramping style bunk-houses through to deluxe riverside suites, River Valley Lodge has a range of rooms to rest your head after a big day’s adventure and cafe, restaurant and bar to relax, refresh and enjoy.
With over 12km of adrenalinpumping grade 4-5 rapids, River Valley offers New Zealand’s best half day white water rafting experience.
You can also build your own adventure. Stay for a few nights, customise a multi-activity adventure suited to you including rafting, horseback riding and fishing all topped off with great meals made with fresh local produce.
Mangaweka Adventure Company (MAC) has been hosting fun family river adventures, business and social gatherings, kayaking trips and courses, rafting and multi day river journeys since 1981.
With two riverside camping grounds, cabins and Awastone, the fantastic riverside licensed venue and base, nestled within the Rangitikei River Gorge, MAC offers the perfect weekend escape or place for conferences, weddings and functions.
‘Splash and Giggle’ is New Zealand’s number one family adventure for introducing rafting to kids. MAC also offers other fun packages for families to stay and play.
Scenic Floats are a unique river experience providing everyone the opportunity to explore the deep gorges of the Rangitikei River. Discover locations from the Lord of the Rings movies or enjoy a catered lunch amidst the eerie Whitecliffs boulder gardens.
Visitors come from around the globe for these experiences. Rangitikei’s magical and unforgettable impression stays with them. Experience Rangitikei this summer too. For more information visit Rangitikei.com.
Tarata Fishaway, world-class trout fishing experiences in Rangitikei.
River Valley, exhilarating adventures on the Rangitikei River.
Awastone, sits within the breath-taking landscape of Rangitikei.