Welcome to Awastone

A Riverside Haven on the banks of the Rangitikei River
young boy smiling on raft


From family adventures & scenic drifts to schools, groups & team building activities.
kayakers below waterfall at awastone mangaweka


Be the commander of your ownvessel. Experience the thrill & challenge of whitewater kayaking!


Camping; the quintessential kiwi holiday. Awastone offers camping options for everyone.


Visit our licensed café & venue, set amongst beautiful gardens outlooking the river and towering papa cliffs.

Welcome to Mangaweka

Awastone, originally Rangitikei River Adventures (1981) and then Mangaweka Adventure Co (2002), is a river adventure company operated by the Eames family for over 35 years around the small quaint village of Mangaweka, New Zealand.
Your hosts Paul, Tricia, Jack and Kelsey Eames have expanded the family business to include a licensed café, two riverside campgrounds and cabin accommodation to create a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come and get refreshed.​ Mangaweka is the gateway to the middle gorges of the Rangitikei River, the best for family adventures and whitewater kayaking.

Awastone is an idyllic base for all adventures or courses as well as a favourite for family reunions and social gatherings, the varied camping options and sitting at the relaxed riverside licensed cafe, open throughout the summer, where you can watch the river fun from the patio.

You don't have to play on the river to enjoy Awastone... but why wouldn't you??

Don’t just take our word for it

Hear from some of our amazing guests.
We loved our stay in our camper at Awastone and will definitely be back. Awesome cafe, friendly staff and incredible location!
Layla Robinson
"Tranquil Setting with Activities Galore! Even though we were guests passing through we instantly felt like family. Awastone will forever be on our top 10 favourite places to visit."
Samatha Thomas
Trip Advisor
"We do love a stay at Awastone! Awesome hosts, stunning accommodations and environments. The restaurant has excellent value tasty meals....we will be back!"
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