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“Wet and wild fo-silly family fun”

Mangaweka Adventure Company
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Mangaweka
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Awastone is a riverside haven, set along the stunning Rangitikei River and towering Papa Cliffs in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. There are 8 well appointed powered sites that look out to the river. Facilities include power and water at your site, plus WiFi, laundry, full kitchen, accessible toilets, hot tub and a licensed cafe on site, open only through summer. There is also 2 cabins for non camper van guests. Choose from a cosy double to a full family en suite unit with 4 bedrooms. Both include linen and complimentary tea/coffee. Awastone is also the base for "MAC", a 30 year old river adventure co where their friendly guides host families on a fun 1hr trip with fun splashy rapids. A yummy snack awaits you at the finish. Awastone is central to Tongariro National Park, Whanganui, Palmerston North.
Reviewed January 25, 2012

A wonderful family trip through Papa Gorge. The guides were amazing with our two boys. They kept the engagement and fun level to the max. The boys loved finding fossils and bringing them home to show family and friends and they even learned a lot while they enjoyed the ride. Beautiful day and great fun. Thank you from all of us!

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Reviewed November 20, 2011

I am so glad we did this trip! The guide was brilliant, and he went out of his way to keep my 8 year old enthused and entertained on the whole trip, from the safety lesson through to the mini rapids and more.The whole team at Mangaweka Adventure Company make you feel a part of their family with their awesome attitudes and friendliness. I can't wait to come back for another trip :)

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Reviewed January 16, 2011

This is an awesome experience, the river was just beautiful, clean and very scenic. This is a great family trip, the river did not have much water but still a lovely trip down some rapids. We stayed one night at the campgrounds and this was clean &cheap. Basic but adequate, even had an oven in the kitchen which we were not expecting. $2 hot showers staff are friendly & professional. The location is pefect, peaceful and good distance for an overnight trip or weekend away. Our guide Kay was just awesome and Paul the driver was fab too (Thanks for the coffee's mate).

1  Thank TazM
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

My family of 4 and some friends family of 3 went rafting with Mangaweka Adventure Company about a month ago and it was fantastic!!!. Our kids are all under 5, so it is hard to find fun activities that all the family will enjoy, so this was perfect. Our guide Emma was amazing, the price was great, the scenery was spectacular and even the weather turned it on for us. We all stayed in Mangaweka for the weekend at the Logs, we were amazed at the amount of things there was to do in the area, we also went for a walk around a DOC track which was an hour long also great for the whole family and visited Gravity Canyon for lunch but only one of us was brave enough to try the giant swing. Thanks MAC for a great weekend we will be telling all our friends back in Australia. I will post a couple of photo's of our trip

1  Thank Shannan_Scott
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