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Mangaweka Adventure Company

143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka 4746, New Zealand
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super fun float

don't miss this adventure! great people and guides. an amazing river surrounded by gorgeous papa... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Kristine B
A Hidden Gem in New Zealand

I rarely take the time to write reviews, but the Mangaweka Adventure Company deserves my time and... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
laevb
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Awastone is a riverside haven, set along the stunning Rangitikei River and towering Papa Cliffs in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. There are 8 well appointed powered sites that look out to the river. Facilities include power and water at your site, plus WiFi, laundry, full kitchen, accessible toilets, hot tub and a licensed cafe on site, open only through summer. There is also 2 cabins for non camper van guests. Choose from a cosy double to a full family en suite unit with 4 bedrooms. Both include linen and complimentary tea/coffee. Awastone is also the base for "MAC", a 30 year old river adventure co where their friendly guides host families on a fun 1hr trip with fun splashy rapids. A yummy snack awaits you at the finish. Awastone is central to Tongariro National Park, Whanganui, Palmerston North.
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143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka 4746, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

don't miss this adventure! great people and guides. an amazing river surrounded by gorgeous papa cliffs.

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Mangaweka, Manager at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review MAC. The river is amazing and the papa cliffs are stunning. Kind regards

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

I rarely take the time to write reviews, but the Mangaweka Adventure Company deserves my time and yours. Whether you're traveling from abroad, or have been an islander your entire life, you must stop at these campgrounds at least once. Mangaweka, most famously known for...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I booked the Category 5 rafting tour through Mangaweka. While the tour was great I suggest booking directly through River Valley to get the most streamlined communication. I would not have given such a poor review but I didn't receive anything close to an apology...More

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AwaStone1, Manager at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

I am quite disappointed to get such a unfair review. I feel my communication with you was friendly and clear and that my communication with River Valley was also very clear, especially after you double booked both companies without telling us, then we corrected the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great experience. We went on a tame rafting trip with young children and elderly parents. The guide (Paul) was great and ensured we all enjoyed the trip. Awastone cabins are great.

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AwaStone1, Manager at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review. Great to hear you enjoyed the river and our guide, Paul, and that you were comfortable in our cabins. Kind regards

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We stayed over the night on the way up to Rotorua, Awastone, run by the Mangaweka Adventure Company is an oasis only 2 mins of SH1 at Mangaweka. We stayed in Pukeko accommodation and it was awesome, beds so comfy, with sheets too. Other options...More

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Mangaweka, Manager at Mangaweka Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Many thanks for your awesome review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you again. Kind regards - MAC

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We took the two-day rafting trip down the Rangitikei River, from Mokai to Mangaweka, camping riverside one night, enjoying freshly caught trout. The canyon through which the river flows is amazing - rafting is the only way to see it, as the vertical walls rise...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

unexpectedly this was a real highlight!!! Tricia and paul were both great and took care of all the extra requests for the perfect cyclist dinner - she made herself! plus the cyclist sized BLT sandwich. A dip in the river the best way to cool...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had a really great time at MAC. Lovely people, lovely food, very supportive, welcoming and accommodating of our group. Thank you so much, we cant wait to be back and stay overnight next time...Thank you Paul & Trisha! From Richard and Jo

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Mangaweka Adventure Company White Water Rafting Run by Paul and his team of guides, MAC run one hour to 4 day trips on North Island NZ's spectacular Rangitikei River, famous for river scenes in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Bounded by high sandstone canyons,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Tricia was very helpful and got all the forms out to us that the school needed. On the day Paul and Connor were great guides and our young leaders had a blast.

Thank Hamish S
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