Mangaweka Adventure Company
& Awastone

Mangaweka New Zealand is in the heartland of the North Island, easily located on SH1. Mangaweka Adventure Co has been hosting fun family adventures, business and social groups, kayaking trips, kayaking courses and multiday river excursions since 1981. Our base is at the spectacular riverside venue, Awastone nestled within the Rangitikei River Gorge. Take the 1km drive off State Highway One, to discover this hidden gem.

Stay with us

With heaps of riverside camping, campervan sites and cabins staying in Mangaweka is easy. Mangaweka also hosts a range of cottages and farm stays to suit your taste, budget and the experience you are looking for.

Mangaweka is perfectly situated in the Manawatu, halfway between Taupo and Wellington on State Highway One with Awastone only 1km towards the river.

Riverside Venue

Awastone is a new private riverside venue fantastic for weddings, special gatherings, meetings or conference groups. It has room for up to 90 and is fully licensed.


While most of Mangaweka Adventure Company's adventures are ideally suited towards families and large diverse groups, there is a wide range of other products including Whitewater Kayaking, Grade 5 whitewater action, kayak schools and multi day river journeys.

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