The highlight of our New Zealand holiday for this young family...
Experience the best the New Zealand outdoors has with the whole family. Our fun and experienced guides control the oar powered rafts ensuring a safe adventure that gets the most from the Grade 2 rapids of the Rangitikei.
Situated midway through the North Island, Mangaweka is a fantastic stop on your journey through the island. Make it a short stopover on your way through or spend the night at our riverside campgrounds and take advantage of our Family Stay and Play package.
Family Adventures are our specialty and our short Papa Gorge Family Fun raft is fantastic for all ages. We meet you at our spectacular riverside cafe at Awastone, gear up and depart from right out the front door. After a fun filled hour on the river we deliver you right back to the cafe.
Papa Gorge Family Fun Raft
One hour of fun Splash n Giggle rafting, an activity the whole family will enjoy. Numerous rapids, beautiful swimming pools, fossil rock and fun guides, combined with our riverside cafe meeting point to provide you with a safe and fun activity with true value for money.
Meeting times: 10am, 12pm and 2pm.
Included: Morning or afternoon tea at our Awastone Riverside Cafe, transport from the river back to Awastone, all rafting equipment for your safety and comfort and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey.
Price: $90 p/p Kids under 16 $75
Family Stay and Play!
a night at our beautiful Awastone Campervan park with the Papa Gorge Family Whitewater Rafting trip for an experience both you and the kids will remember forever. Numerous rapids, beautiful swimming pools, fossil rock and fun guides, combined with our riverside cafe meeting point to provide you with a safe and fun activity with true value for money.
Meeting times: The raft trip departs at 10am, the day you wake up at Awastone. We can change this to the afternoon trip upon arrival if you wish
Included: One nights powered campervan parking at Awastone and a 10am Family Fun rafting trip. Includes morning tea at our Awastone Riverside Cafe, transport from the river back to Awastone, all rafting equipment for your safety and comfort and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey.
Price: $330 for 1 family travelling in 1 campervan.
Awastone 2 day Family Adventure
Two days of river trips and a night at Awastone. Ideal for families with real little adventurers, not sure how the remote camping will go yet!
Your tents are set up, a personal campfire and meals delivered to you around the fire. Well appointed toilets and bathrooms on hand to make your adventure slightly less adventurous, camp stretchers, sleeping bags and chairs.
If you want to experience riverside camping without committing to the remoteness then this is a good option for you.
Price: $295 per adult $275 per child
Price includes two rafting trips, all camping equipment, 2 x lunches (picnic), dinner around the campfire and breakfast