Shuttles and Transfers

Awastone offers Shuttles and Transfers for Kayakers, Cyclists and Ruahine Park Trampers.

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Cycling Up the Hill


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Kayaker Shuttles

Leave the shuttle driver at home and let Awastone take care of getting your car to the take out. Have a big group? Use our 12 seater van.

Prices - with your car

  • Utiku to Mangaweka $30.00

  • Utiku to Mangarere $40.00

  • Utiku to Ohingaiti $50.00

  • Utiku to Vinegar Hill $80.00

Prices - with our van and trailer, minimum of 4 people

  • Utiku to Mangaweka $76.00

  • Utiku to Mangarere / Mangaweka to Ohingaiti $86.00

  • Utiku to Ohingaiti $157.00

Also available

  • Shuttles to all parts of the river

  • Shuttles/Drop off to start of tramps in Ruahine National Park

  • Van shuttles P.O.A.

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Manawatu Cycleway

The Manawatu Cycleway runs from Mangaweka to Palmerston North, through spectacular gorges and northern Manawatu hill country.

We provide shuttles from Palmerston North hotels, motels and i-Site through to Mangaweka, dropping you off at Awastone Riverside Cafe, beside the historic Mangaweka Bridge. 

Price: $175 for the first 3 people. $50 p/p thereafter, up to 8 people/bikes

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Ruahine Forest Park - Hiking Shuttles

Mangaweka is the gateway to the Ruahine Forest Park. Mangaweka Adventure Company provides a shuttle service to popular walking tracks.

Price: On Arrival - Get in touch to find out more