The Rangitikei region stretches from Taihape in the North to Bulls in the South. Rangitikei is well known for its abundance of beautiful and varied scenery. This stunning region is home to rugged bush-clad ranges, farm land and deep river gorges which have been carved by the mighty Rangitikei River. more
Visitors to the Rangitikei region can enjoy a range of accommodation options and attractions, including white water rafting, cycle trails, bungy jumping, horse riding, art galleries and beautiful gardens.
Rangitikei Directory Information
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Mobile-friendly - A real New Zealand hill country sheep and cattle farm experience with a cosy self-contained cottage or homestead with hosted bed and breakfast. The ultimate escape for a family farm holiday, a quiet break in the countryside or a stopover on your travels. On two cycle routes, close to unique golf courses and the majestic Rangitikei River.
The Rangitikei region is in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand - its gateway town, Taihape, can be found on State Highway 1. You'll know you are there when you see the giant gumboot – the town's icon. (A gumboot is also known as a Wellington or rubber boot).
Mobile-friendly - River Rats have been offering quality rafting for over 35 years. There's something for everyone, a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, through to full on grade 5 action. Kayak freedom hire or tours. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or hot pools only accessible by boat.
Situated with commanding and awe-inspiring views, our Tarata Fishing Lodge offers the ideal getaway. Choose from a range of accommodation options and activities including fully guided fishing trips, rafting and much more. Enjoy a fabulous true kiwi experience in the heart of the North Island as you soak in the vibrant pristine landscape from your Tarata Fishing Lodge.
Three levels of farmstay accommodation: The Retreat, Villa, and Homestead. Set in the hills of Rangitikei, offering accommodation for up to 22 people with French and German speaking hosts. Area famous for trout fishing, rafting and beautiful gardens. Guided trout fishing a speciality.
Mobile-friendly - River Valley Lodge near Taihape is the ultimate adventure lodge get away experience. They are 32 kilometres from the nearest town, set in an absolutely stunning location beside the Rangitikei River. A wide range of outdoor activities available.
Mobile-friendly - Since 1982, River Valley have been rafting the world-class Rangitikei River. Up to grade five rapids run during summer and winter. Alternatively try our scenic rafting trips. Ideal where not all members want the full Whitewater Rafting experience. Flexible options.
Mobile-friendly - Situated against the Rangitikei River, River Valley horse treks provide introduction to Natural Horsemanship and Freestyle riding. We have horses from cruisy to turbo for all riding abilities, plus awesome open scenery and a full range of trekking options.
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Bull riding at its best. Great day out for all the family. Bull riding from 6pm, gates open at 5pm.
Where: Bullriding Arena, Hunterville, Rangitikei
Address: 361 Aldworth Road, Hunterville, Rangitikei
From: 6:00pm on Friday 23rd February 2018
To: 8:30pm on Friday 23rd February 2018
Summer Sunday Sessions 2018 Series
Every Sunday during the summer, Awastone hosts various musicians playing live along the Rangitikei River and under the stunning Papa Cliffs. Families are welcome but please keep your pets at home. Meals are available ...
Where: Awastone - Riverside Haven, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
Address: 143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
From: 12:00pm on Sunday 21st January 2018
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 1st April 2018
Come along and enjoy good company over a shared meal followed by an interesting speaker. Fourth Wednesday of each month in the Stephens Parish Hall. Contact the Parish office for more info: Phone - 327 8398.
Where: St Stephens, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 23 Maunder Street, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 5:30pm on Wednesday 27th September 2017
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th April 2018
Gumboot Day 2018
Join us on Gumboot Day 2018. An iconic family event that celebrates rural life in New Zealand. The activities on the day are free. There will be a variety of competitions, including Gumboot Throwing, the North ...
Where: Memorial Park, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: Kokako Street, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 10:00am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 3rd March 2018
HB Technologies Gentle Annie Bike Ride
The 7th edition of the Hawkes Bay Technologies Gentle Annie Bike Ride, from Taihape to Hastings, travels the length of the Gentle Annie road, unsealed until 2011. Featuring 2500m of ascents, it is the hilliest one day ...
Where: Taihape Memorial Park, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: Kokako Street, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 10:30am on Saturday 24th March 2018
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 24th March 2018
Marton Harvest Fair
The Marton Harvest Fair is on again. Come and celebrate the harvest season in true country fashion. With over 160 quality stalls, food, music and fun. A day to bring the family, join your friends and neighbours and ...
Where: Marton Park, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: Follet Street, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 10:00am on Sunday 25th March 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 25th March 2018
Marton Country Music Club
Come along and enjoy great songs and great friendship at Marton's monthly country music jam. Last Saturday of each month. Everyone welcome, just $3.00 with afternoon tea.
Where: St Johns Ambulance Hall, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 403 Wellington Road, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 1:30pm on Saturday 26th August 2017
To: 3:30pm on Saturday 31st March 2018
The Bulls Railway Show
Wanganui Model Railway and Engineering Society present the Bulls Railway Show. Model railway layouts from local (Bulls) modellers as well as out of town displays from Wanganui,Napier. Sorry, no eftpos.
Where: Bulls Scout & Guide Hall, Bulls, Rangitikei
Address: 30 Wilson St, Bulls, Rangitikei
From: 10:00am on Saturday 14th April 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 15th April 2018