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 - 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.
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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And When He Was Called He Went - NZ at War by Elwyn Stone
Mangaweka “Yellow Church” Gallery, SH1, announce a very special exhibition by artist Elwyn Stone – “And When He Was Called He Went” – a collection of 20 plus paintings, centred around a dramatic instillation, ...
Where: Mangaweka Gallery, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
Address: 6360 State Highway One, Mangaweka, Rangitikei
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 6th May 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
An Evening With Doug Avery
Doug Avery, a man on a mission, the resilient farmer from Blenheim. Through his own experience, Doug will share is secrets about how he managed his stress but not before his life became quite difficult. This is one ...
Where: Bulls Domain, Bulls, Rangitikei
Address: Domain Road, Bulls, Rangitikei
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 26th June 2018
To: 10:30pm on Tuesday 26th June 2018
Whether you sing, play an instrument, wished you could, are just learning, or like to just listen - come along to our jam night. Held the last Friday of every month from 7pm. All welcome.
Where: Taihape Musicians Club, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: 28 Kuku St, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 7:00pm on Friday 29th June 2018
To: 10:00pm on Friday 31st August 2018
An Afternoon With Cheryl Grice
About Cheryl Only a handful of people have achieved perfection with the Classical Guitar. One of these outstanding Classical Guitar players, who plays with exquisite passion and sensitivity, is one of the few women to ...
Where: Taihape Womens Club, Taihape, Rangitikei
Address: Tui Street, Taihape, Rangitikei
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 8th July 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 8th July 2018
Another Side of Paul Ubana Jones
Experience another side of Paul Ubana Jones where he explores his early influences and how they shaped his unique style.
Where: Marton Players Theatre, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: 366 Wellington Road, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 7:45pm on Friday 13th July 2018
To: 10:00pm on Friday 13th July 2018
Marton Country Music Festival 2019
The Festival is now quite a huge event it now is. Over the last 14 years it has become an event that is looked forward to by artists and public alike. As we move to our 14th year the enthusiasm grows even ...
Where: Wilson Park, Marton, Rangitikei
Address: Rira Street, Marton, Rangitikei
From: 1:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 20th January 2019