Grand Canyon of Rangitikei - Awastone, Mangaweka

The jewel of the Rangitikei River, featuring locations from Lord of the Rings movies, the Mokai Gorge is a spectacular canyon that is only accessible from the river.


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Imagine floating through 80mtr gorges, with drips of water falling off the sides of the gorge and onto your face. Native bird calling out and native bush all around. You are away from it all.

The Grand Canyons of the Rangitikei is a stunning day trip, that includes professional guides, a riverside lunch, gear and transport. The scenery is breathtaking, so make sure you bring your camera.

After we meet and greet at Awastone, get our gear together, we 4-wheel drive in to the river, put on and its river time. After lunch you gets views and photo opportunities of LOTR locations. At the finish we 4-wheel drive out of the gorge and transport you back to Awastone for an afternoon snack and a cuppa! Don't miss this experience of a lifetime.

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Physical address

143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $245.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
1hr from Palmerston North Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
1hr from Palmerston North and Whanganui
Proximity to town:
15min from Taihape

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Opening times

Business hours:
Daily 8am - 8pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

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