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.
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Mobile-friendly - Canoe Safaris have 30 years experience in guided one to five-day canoe tours of Whanganui National Park. Fun-filled river holidays for folks with little or no paddling experience, families with young children, and those over 70 years young. All equipment and food supplied. Canoe and Kayak Rental available. Our trips have perfect mixture of fun, adventure, and value for money.
13 Powered sites set in the beautiful Flat Hills grounds amongst amazing scenery and animals. 4 Pod Cabins. Campers' lounge and kitchen. Flat Hills is more than just a country cafe... friendly farm animals, .. parents can relax whilst the kids run wild in our children's play area with bouncy castle and a maze on site.
Its deep impenetrable gorges are unique, and it serves up mild to wild adventures. Mangaweka Adventure Company offers a wide range of river activities, accommodation and facilities. Two separate campgrounds: Awastone - quality full service experience with licensed cafe onsite, Mangaweka Campground - budget option under native trees. Family Whitewater Rafting trips, Scenic Drifts, Grade 5 Whitewater, River Kayaking.
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.
Mobile-friendly - River Valley Lodge near Taihape is the ultimate adventure lodge experience. Set in a stunning location beside the Rangitikei River and offering white water rafting, horse trekking and great food. From traditional tramping style bunk-houses through to Deluxe Riverside Suites, we have a range of accommodation for you to rest your head after your day’s adventure.
Mobile-friendly - River Valley have been rafting the Rangitikei River since 1982. Our grade 5, white-water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day-trips in the world! Alternatively try a scenic or multi-day trip. Whether you’re looking for a short action-packed trip or something more relaxing and discovery focused, River Valley Rafting can provide an unforgettable experience.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the freedom of riding using Natural Horsemanship techniques. River Valley Stables has something for everyone – from a half day horse trek, to a multi-day horse riding holiday. We offer adventures for riders of all abilities, from beginner to experienced, and our packages can be tailored to suit you.
Mobile-friendly - Stunning views overlooking the Rangitikei River, private accommodation to relax. Our Honeymoon Retreat has a private spa pool. Tarata has room for the whole family and has a dog friendly unit. We can take you trout fishing, scenic rafting and tramping. We are lucky to live in this beautiful part of NZ and look forward to sharing it with you.
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.
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Awastone Summer Sunday Sessions 2019 Series
Live music on the banks of the beautiful Rangitikei River. Awastone hosts 13 weeks of live music sessions on Sunday afternoons throughout the Summer months. A beautiful setting beneath the spectacular Papa cliffs with ...
Where: Awastone - Riverside Haven, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
Address: 143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
From: 4:30pm on Sunday 13th January 2019
To: 7:00pm on Sunday 7th April 2019
Taihape Gumboot Day Family Festival
Have a Go! Music, games, gift stalls, demonstrations, rides, raffles, workshops, unique foods & more If it weren't for your gumboots, where would you be?! A truly family fun day, a unique event started in 1985 its ...
Where: Memorial Park, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: Kokako Street, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 10:00am on Saturday 23rd March 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 23rd March 2019
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: 10:00am on Saturday 23rd March 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 23rd March 2019
Open Art Studios
View or buy contemporary art by New Zealand artist Ali Hale Tilley. Ali's works are bright, dynamic and hold strong narrative meaning. The Iconic Art Space invites viewers to engage with and experience four distinct ...
Where: NZ Yoga Centre, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 20 Stewart Street, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 10:30am on Saturday 23rd March 2019
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 31st March 2019
Marton Harvest Festival
The Marton Harvest Festival 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 ...
Where: Marton Park, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: Follet Street, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 10:00am on Sunday 31st March 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 31st March 2019
Pedal 4 Pleasure
Cycle the beautiful Rangitikei for pleasure- Rides for all levels and ages. 31 March 2019: 8am - McVerry Crawford Motor Group - 80km 9am - BJW Motors - 40km 10am - The Downs Group - 15km Prize Giving 1:00pm
Where: Marton Town Centre, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: Broadway, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 7:00am on Sunday 31st March 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 31st March 2019
Caroline Easther And The Cinnamon Girls
Caroline and The Cinnamon Girls' guitarist Alan Galloway recently played here supporting The Warratahs and now return with the rest of the band for an evening of haunting, intelligent indie pop songs from Caroline's new ...
Where: Marton Players Theatre, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 366 Wellington Road, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 11th May 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 11th May 2019
Ice Skate Tour
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ...
Where: Taihape Area School, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: 24 Huia St, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 3:00pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 16th June 2019
The Blue Tie Ball
The Blue Tie Ball is a community event held in Marton every two years with all proceeds being donated to charity. The ball was first run in 2010 to support The Breast Cancer Foundation. Over the years the event has ...
Where: Marton Memorial Hall, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 397 Wellington Road, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 24th August 2019
To: 1:00am on Sunday 25th August 2019
Marton Country Music Festival
Get ready for the 2020 Marton Country Music Festival - That means you! - We are now well on the path the the next one to be held in January 2020 - On the 17th, 18th & 19th. We have a great line up of artists for both ...
Where: Sir James Wilson Memorial Park, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: Rira St, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 9:00am on Friday 17th January 2020
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 19th January 2020