Ex­plore the out­doors in Ran­gi­tikei

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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.

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