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 - We offer you options to explore the spectacular Rangitikei River, much of which is inaccessible other than by raft or kayak. Most of our trips are ideally suited toward families and those looking for mild adventure that will place them in a unique wilderness setting.
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.
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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Tony Chen Lin Pianist
As well as an accomplished player Tony has earned a reputation as a teacher, conductor and composer. After receiving his Bachelor of Music in piano performance and composition with Péter Nagy and Gao Ping at ...
Where: St David's Presbyterian Church, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: Huia Street, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
Bulls Kung Fu Academy - Martial Arts for Kids & Adults
We are excited to announce that we are coming to Bulls, in order to bring the opportunity to do martial arts to the upper Manawatu and lower Whanganui regions. The Kung Fu Academy NZ is a martial arts centre that ...
Where: Clifton School, Bulls, Rangitikei
Address: 1 Clifton St, Bulls, Rangitikei
From: 10:30am on Saturday 28th September 2019
To: 12:30pm on Saturday 14th December 2019
Taihape Traders Market
A sheltered market in both a paved square with gazebos and tables and verandas or neighboring car park spaces for boot sales, with the best of the regions crafters traders and products. Creative stalls welcome or come ...
Where: Kenz Red Shed, Taihape, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 25 Mataroa Rd SHW1
From: 10:00am on Sunday 1st September 2019
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 1st December 2019
Too Many Chiefs - Play Marton
Too Many Chiefs – so many tracks. Doors at 7.30pm, show from 8.00pm, $25 on the door. Four of New Zealand’s busiest songwriters offer an entertaining evening of wordplay, musical and otherwise, as they join ...
Where: Marton Players Theatre, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 366 Wellington Road, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 8:00pm on Friday 11th October 2019
To: 10:30pm on Friday 11th October 2019
Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run/Walk
*Please note that the event base is on Parewanui Road, just past Scotts Ferry, and not Knottingly Road as indicated on the Eventfinda address above. The Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon, 10km and 5km fun ...
Where: Santoft Forest, Bulls, Rangitikei
Address: Knottingly Rd, Santoft, Bulls, Rangitikei
From: 8:30am on Saturday 26th October 2019
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 26th October 2019
Marton Market Day
Marton Market day is on again, bigger and better than ever before! The street comes to life with stalls, entertainment and bargains galore at this free event for the whole family, and community. Over 250 stalls of ...
Where: Marton Town Centre, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: Broadway, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 9:00am on Saturday 23rd November 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 23rd November 2019
Grab a group of friends or family and join us for a self driven tour of 10 beautifully charming and unique gardens located in Hunterville and the surrounding Rangitikei area. The tour will include some large gardens ...
Where: Hunterville School, Hunterville, Rangitikei
Address: 33 Bruce St, Hunterville, Rangitikei
From: 9:30am on Sunday 24th November 2019
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 24th November 2019
Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries 2019
Calling all Artists! From beginners to accomplished! Celebrating 12 years of fun, audacity and creativity Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries Art Competition and Exhibition this coming on 30th November 2019! It is time once ...
Where: Mangaweka Gallery, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
Address: 6360 State Highway One, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
From: 10:00am on Saturday 30th November 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 9th February 2020
The Flaming Mudcats
Auckland Blues Legends The Flaming Mudcats play the Taihape Musicians Club Saturday 7 December. Formed in 2008 in Auckland, the Flaming Mudcats are now regarded to be one of New Zealand’s premier blues acts. They ...
Where: Taihape Musicians Club, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: 28 Kuku St, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 11:55pm on Saturday 7th December 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