Drift quietly through the Utiku Sandstone Gorges local to Mangaweka. With our friendly guides rowing you down the river there is nothing more for you to do than sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. This trip takes us through deep Sandstone Gorges, drifting quietly past walls laden with concretions and under the famous Mangaweka Viaducts.
We meet you at the Mangaweka International Airport under the DC3 aeroplane on State Highway One. Here your guides give you all of your gear for safety and comfort on the river before we take the drive up SH1 to the put in point. Trip includes a pre or post trip snack and coffee at the Mangaweka International Airport Hub Cafe.Departure time/s Daily at 10:30am or 1.30pm - Trip times are flexible for groups. Snack is included - please indicate if you have special dietary requirements. See our upcoming trips schedule
Length 2-3 hours on the water depending on river conditions
Fitness Level / Experience All fitness levels welcome and no experience is required
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Use this handy key to ensure you book the trip to suit you and your group. On all of our trips our professional river guides provide all of the information you need for paddling technique and river safety so no previous experience is necessary.