Set amongst beautiful gardens, beneath the impressive Mangaweka Mudstone Cliffs
and looking directly over the Rangitikei River, Awastone never fails to impress. 
Awastone hosts a licensed café set in a quiet garden, featuring a lovely patio looking out to the gorgeous Rangitikei River. Halfway round the Manawatu Scenic Route, it is a popular stop for car and motorcycle clubs and relaxed Sunday drivers.
Due to implications with the pandemic we have had to alter our seasonal opening hours.

Café Open Hours

(Click here for campground reception hours)

For the Autumn season, March 1st to June 6th (Queens Birthday Weekend)
Fri / Sat / Sun: from 8am-8pm 

For the Winter season, June 7th to August 26th
Our café is closed. 

For the Spring season, August 26th to October 20th.
Fri / Sat / Sun: 8am-8pm 

For the Summer  season, October 21st to April 10th (Easter 2023) 
Our licensed café is open daily from 8am - 8pm 

Between January and April, live music fills the area on Sundays bringing locals and the kind to catch
up with friends or make new ones over relaxed entertainment.

Even during periods of closure our café is available for group bookings
and special occasions. Contact us today to make your enquiry.

Social Occasions


Let Awastone take the hard work out of organising your birthday party, reunion or family celebration. The venue is ready, the dishes are done and the guests are fed!

With accommodation on site and numerous motels and farmstays an easy drive away (yes we can take care of the driving), Awastone can host your group throughout the whole event. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

Awastone Café Food & Drinks Menu


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