Family Fun on the River

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.


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. Family package prices are available, ring us now to find out more info.


Have a look at our Scenic Drifts to discover The White Cliff Boulders Locations and our Multiday River Journeys for an unbeatable family river adventure holiday!

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 camp special = When you stay at with us, everyone in your river adventure group gets $10 off. Email us now for more info