Welcome to Awastone

A Riverside Haven on the banks of the Rangitikei River

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??
Groups Packages & Specials

Make Awastone your next Group Outing, Work Do or Corporate Function

Awastone is the perfect destination in the Manawatu for larger groups, work dos & corporate functions. Our Licensed Café, Campgrounds, and fun River Activities create the perfect package for your groups conference or end of year event.
River Activities
From exciting kayaking to scenic rafting, the Rangitikei River suits everyone.
Café & Venue
Food & drink options are endless at our Licensed Riverside Venue & Café.
Accommodation & Camping
Stay for the day or make it a weekend.

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!"
Green Jersey Explorer Tours
What's on at Awastone?

News, Updates & Upcoming Events


Quiz Nights

Friday, May 19, 2023

During the winter season, Awastone hosts Quiz Nights as fundraisers for local sports teams, community efforts & more. All info on upcoming Quiz Nights can be found on our facebook page. Upcoming Quiz Night: May 19th 2023

Teams of 4 :: $40 per team


Summer Sunday Sessions

During the Summer months, the Papa Cliffs come alive with the sound of music! We host artists and musicians from all over the place, with a strong focus on local bands. A great way to spend a Sunday arvo down at the awa!


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