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Open for the 2020 - 2021 season

Awastone's licensed café is open daily for the summer season from 8am - 8pm. The main kitchen is open Wed - Sun, while on Mon and Tue only the cabinet options are available.

Hot tub bookings, fun 1hr rafting/kayaking bookings and all camping bookings are made at the licensed café or by ringing us direct on 06 3825 744 - Kia Ora!

On the River

"Family fun "Splash n Giggle" - The Papa Gorge

A fun and safe river adventure to suit all ages. This trip runs for about an hour on the water and is ideally suited to families with young kids. Best time is 10am but you can choose the 12pm or 2pm spot instead.
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Give kayaking a go - no experience required

A fun introduction to the river is a kayak trip with "sit on top" kayaks. These crafts are quite forgiving on the river and a great way to add some adventure into your day.

This trip runs for about an hour on the water and is great way to break up your day between Tongariro National Park and Wellington. Fully guided and catered at end. Meet times 10am, 12pm or 2pm - daily in summer.
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Multiday Journeys - 
The dates have been locked in. If you want to join an epic journey into the gorges of the Rangitikei River, hosted by professional friendly guides that serve up yummy campfire meals and view some stunning NZ flora and fauna only visible by river craft, email us now for more info. We look forward to having a chat!

Summer Sunday Sessions 2021 Series

The live music Sundays at Awastone start at 4pm and goes till around 7pm, every Sunday for the next 12 weeks. The last night is on 4th April. The full menu will be available and there is now extra space for seating looking out to the scenic Rangitikei River. See you then!

Line up of Musicians:

24th Jan: Paul Holcombe

31st Jan: Caleb Kingi

7th Feb: Channelle Davies

14th Feb: Bianca Rae

21st Feb: Moxy

28th Feb: Steve Hutt

7th Mar: HammerON

14th Mar: Hikaru Suzuki with special guest

21st Mar: Hunterways

28th Mar: TBC

4th April: Bush Chooks

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