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Family Splash 'n' Giggle - Awastone

143 Ruahine Road

The Rangitikei River in Mangaweka is only a one minute drive off SH1 and offers a fun and safe adventure for families with young children. Awastone is our base, a riverside haven with licensed cafe and campervan park.

Cost: $90 - $700


Mangaweka is located halfway between Taupo and Wellington and only a one minute drive off SH1 is our rafting base, Awastone.

Our “Papa Gorge” rafting trip departs three times daily in the summer and takes about one hour on the river, allow two hours total. Kids starting from three years of age all enjoy this fun, safe “splash ‘n’ giggle”. There are plenty of native birds and a few waterfalls to capture your perfect family holiday picture.

Our professional friendly guides have great stories. All the gear, transport and yummy snacks at the finish are provided. It is an adventurous break along your journey on SH1, New Zealand.

Want to extend your stay? Try Awastone, our river view campervan park with powered sites, WiFi, hot showers, kitchen and licensed cafe onsite.

Physical Address

143 Ruahine Road
Mangaweka 4774


Adults: $90 – $700

Other Important Info

Summer 9am – 5pm, Winter 10am – 3pm
All trips require a minimum of 2 people.
Security deposits are required upon booking.

Facilities / Features

We do not cancel due to weather only for unsafe river conditions.

Please note this information should be used as a guide only. To help ensure your safety we advise you review our safety page and contact the individual provider for up to date information on their compliance with all Health and Safety and regulatory requirements.