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Mangaweka Adventure Company

Mangaweka 4744, New Zealand
+64 6-382 5744
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Great place to stop over, lots of accomodation options plus adventures on the river

We stayed over the night on the way up to Rotorua, Awastone, run by the Mangaweka Adventure Company... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RTL-Kiwi
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Wellington
Amazing two-day rafting trip down the Rangitikei River NZ, with Mangaweka Adventure Company

We took the two-day rafting trip down the Rangitikei River, from Mokai to Mangaweka, camping... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2017
Robert S
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mangaweka 4744, New Zealand
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+64 6-382 5744
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed over the night on the way up to Rotorua, Awastone, run by the Mangaweka Adventure Company is an oasis only 2 mins of SH1 at Mangaweka. We stayed in Pukeko accommodation and it was awesome, beds so comfy, with sheets too. Other options...More

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Mangaweka, Manager at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your awesome review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you again. Kind regards - MAC

Reviewed March 21, 2017

We took the two-day rafting trip down the Rangitikei River, from Mokai to Mangaweka, camping riverside one night, enjoying freshly caught trout. The canyon through which the river flows is amazing - rafting is the only way to see it, as the vertical walls rise...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

unexpectedly this was a real highlight!!! Tricia and paul were both great and took care of all the extra requests for the perfect cyclist dinner - she made herself! plus the cyclist sized BLT sandwich. A dip in the river the best way to cool...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We had a really great time at MAC. Lovely people, lovely food, very supportive, welcoming and accommodating of our group. Thank you so much, we cant wait to be back and stay overnight next time...Thank you Paul & Trisha! From Richard and Jo

Thank jhagele327
Reviewed April 22, 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,...More

Thank jmarshmail
Reviewed April 13, 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.

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed February 14, 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.

Thank Grant B
Mangaweka, Owner at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2016

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

Reviewed February 2, 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...More

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Mangaweka, Owner at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2016

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

Reviewed January 14, 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...More

Thank Wendy W
Mangaweka, Owner at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2016

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.

Reviewed September 30, 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.

Thank nick k
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