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Family Adventures, Scenic explorers and Corporate Team building Activities.

We specialize in all inclusive adventures, so no matter what your adventurous inclination, we have an activity to suit you. Spend the night at our spectacular campgrounds and take advantage of our favourite Family Stay and Play package.

Have a look at our Scenic Drifts to discover Lord of the Rings Locations and our

multi day river Journeys for an unbeatable river adventure holiday!

For the more adventurous among you our Grade 5 rafting and kayaking trips provide all

the thrills and spills only the river can deliver.

 

Family Whitewater

Its not always easy to find an adventure activity for you and your whole family to enjoy. Awastone specialise in New Zealand Family Adventures. Family raft trips are a safe and fun way to discover the outdoors, and the Rangitikei River is the ultimate destination for family rafting trips. Check out  great family adventure stay and play special!

Our trips range in duration from one hour to four days, multi day family adventure raft trips the ultimate family getaway.

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: Adults $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.

 

Scenic Drifts

We are pioneers of oar powered vessels in New Zealand, a unique method of transporting you into places otherwise hard to visit. Our scenic drifts are a mellow activity, your guides putting in the grunt work, while you take in your spectacular surroundings. Explore the mystical Whitecliffs Boulder gardens or discover Lord of the Rings locations that you won't find except by river.
You needn't even get your feet wet and you have our 100% guarantee that you won't fall off the raft... accidentally! 

Mangaweka Gorge Scenic Drift
 

A one hour drift on our specialist oar powered rigs. Discover the Mangaweka Mudstone Gorge that meanders through the hills of Mangaweka.

 

We meet at Awastone Cafe where you will meet your friendly guide, before strolling to the waters edge and drifting on down the river. We transport you back to the cafe after your trip for a snack and a cuppa!

 

Meeting times: 10am, 12pm or 2pm

Included: all rafting equipent for your safety and comfort, transport back to base,  yummy snack at our riverside cafe and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey.

Price: $90p/p Kids under 16 $75

 
Grand Canyons of the Rangitikei
 

The jewel of the Rangitikei and featuring locations from Lord of the Rings movies, the Mokai Gorge is a spectacular canyon that is only accessible from the river.

 

The Grand Canyons of the Rangitikei is a day trip, we four wheel drive in and out of the gorge and drift quietly through the canyons using our specialist oar rigs. We meet at Awastone Cafe where your friendly guide will greet you providing you with suitable equipment for your safety and comfort. we then drive up river and into the gorge and drift down to a riverside lunch.  We transport you back to the cafe after your trip for a snack and a cuppa!

 

Meeting time: 9am

 

Included: Morning or afternoon tea at our Awastone Riverside Cafe, riverside lunch, transport to and from the river trip back to Awastone, all rafting equipment for your safety and comfort and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey.

 

 

Price: $245 p/p

 

 

 
The Boulders
 

Whitecilffs Boulders are an eerie Boulder Garden sitting on the banks of the Rangitikei River. Lunching amounst these Boulders midway through a gentle drift down the river is a fantastic way to discover the Rangitikei.

 

The Boulders is a day trip, we meet at Awastone Cafe where your friendly guide will greet you and provide you with suitable equipment for your safety and comfort. The trip begins right in front of our cafe and begins with a gentle drift down to the Whitecliffs Boulders. Lunch is laid our while you explore the Boulder Garden. Once you have had your fill, of both lunch and the setting, we continue on downstream.   We transport you back to the cafe after your trip for a snack and a cuppa!

 

Meeting time: 9am

Included: all rafting equipent for your safety and comfort, riverside lunch and afternoon tea at our riverside cafe, transport to and from the river trip back to Awastone and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey.

Price: $180 p/p

 

Grade 5 Whitewater

Not for the feint hearted, the Rangitikei River has a section of whitewater not to be beaten in New Zealand. Half day Full day and Two day options to explore this spectacular piece of whitewater.

Half day Grade 5 Whitewater

The Rangitikei River offers up some of the best Whitewater rafting new Zealand has to offer. In association with River Valley Lodge we offer two trips daily over the summer and on demand in the winter.

 

You will drive yourselves to River Valley Lodge, where you will meet your guides and get changed into specialist rafting gear to meet the conditions. A short drive up river and then raft on back to the lodge where hot showers await!

 

A minimum of four people required to let the trip go, there is often others booked so enquire for your preferred departure now.

Meeting times: 8:15am and 12:30pm

Included: All rafting equipment for your safety and comfort and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey.

Price: $189p/p (minimum age 13 years)

Two day Grade 5 Whitewater

Our premier two day whitewater rafting adventure and New Zealands best Whitewater Adventure. We start the trip high up in the hill country stations of the central north island and journey down through the Grade 5 rapids and  legendary narrows section of the Rangitikei River. Even better... make it a three day adventure.... enquire now!

 

Meeting time: 8.15am 

Included: All food from morning tea on day one to afternoon tea on day two. All rafting equipment for your safety and comfort and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey. 

Price: $899p/p (minimum age 15 years)

More on the Two Day Grade 5

Sandstone Gorge Family Fun Raft

 

A half day family fun option that includes lunch on the river. Time to stop and have a swim, explore the beaches for fossils and lose yourselves in the Utiku Sandstone Gorges.

Allow three hours minimum from your day.

 

Meeting times: 10am - Summer departure also at 2pm

Included: All rafting equipment for your safety and comfort, lunch either on the river or back at our licensed cafe and of course our friendly guides to take you through your journey.

Price: Adults $145 p/p  - Kids under 16  $125

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Multi day journeys in New Zealand starting with Grade 5 section of Rangitikei River