Coastal Rangitīkei

Our regard west coast beaches provide a perfect day away, Fishing, Swimming, Horse riding and walking, with wild life vast as coastland restoration projects on the go, Scotts ferry Beach and Koitiata are the perfect little get away.

Koitiata camp ground is a well situated and set up spot to park up for the night with on site facilities and close proximity to the beach it is an ideal location to make home for a night or two on your travels. Scotts Ferry motor camp is another gem of a spot to park up and hang with the INN crowd.

From enjoying the rays or throwing a line in, sea wildlife to native birds and plants, our coastal paradise offers a little something for everyone.

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Elm Cottage at Braemore Farmstay

Entire guesthouse hosted by Esther

Come and stay in our cute self-contained, cottage in our pretty Farmstay for a peaceful, serene country getaway. Elm cottage contains two queen bedrooms and a fully functioning kitchen decorated to a high luxury standard. We are a great place to bring kids as there's plenty to see and do!

The cottage has its own private deck and garden with views to Mt Ruapehu on a fine day. It is very very quiet here, with just beautiful native birdsong and the sound of wind in the trees.

The space

Elm Cottage is warm and cozy with 2 quality queen beds, insulation, double glazing, and a heat pump. The bathroom is located off the lounge and there are dressings gowns available for use during your stay. The kitchen is fully self-catering and we stock it with bread for your breakfast, plus milk, tea, coffee and some complementary foods in the cupboard should you need them

Majestic theatre Taihape

Rangitīkei's only picture theatre still going today!

The majestic Theatre, Taihape, is the second picture theatre to occupy the site of the present building. The first was built in 1912 but unfortunately burnt down in 1916.

The present purpose-built theatre was opened the following year, 1917, under the name of the previous theatre as the Kings Theatre, and continued as the Kings until July 1929 when it was renamed again and became the present Majestic Theatre. The change of name to the present one in 1929 was due to a change of ownership.

This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993

Coffee Plus+

Open late Fridays, pop on it for a coffee or Heineken 00 a bite to eat, and a game of pool.

Live music and comedy events throughout the year!

Extreme 4x4 Experience

Extreme 4x4 Experience is a division of CowperTrucks.

Can-am Maverick X3 & V8 4x4 CowperTruck thrill rides at the Suzuki Extreme 4x4 Challenge venue. Tag a long side x side tours and loop track events will be available at other properties from 2021.

Hunterville Settlers Museum

Located in the old courthouse on State Highway 1, Hunterville Settlers Museum includes a small collection of local buildings including a barn, blacksmith room, and Roper Cottage. Hours: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm or by appointment

Stoney River Hunting

Stoney River Hunting specialises in traditional free range hunting and backcountry fly fishing trips in one of the most spectacular areas of the central North Island of New Zealand.



The team at Stoney River Hunting specialise in getting you into areas generally not available to the average hunter. These are typically back country private properties that offer truly free-range hunting opportunities where the animals are wild and free to roam the backcountry un-hindered by fences or genetic management plans. The properties offer truly back to basics, traditional, and affordable hunting opportunities for those of you that enjoy putting a bit of work into hunting deer...

Gumboot Statue

Ever had your photo taken in front of a corrugated iron gumboot?

The gumboot statue in Taihape is made out of number eight wire and corrugated iron. Good ol' kiwi ingenuity!

A must-stop on your travels to capture a moment to remember forever.

Raumai MTB park

The area of Santoft Forest, which the club has an open permit for mountain biking is at the very end of Raumai Road, Bulls.

This area is open to all Manawatu Mountain Bike Club or Whanganui Mountain Bike Club members for casual mountain bike riding, after 4pm week days and anytime during weekends and public holidays.

The club has been developing trails in the 90ha forest since Nov. 2013. Some 12 km of single track have so far been developed. The main loop is signposted with white marker pegs with trail names on them in purple, (see photo). There are several splits marked LONG and SHORT. The complete Long loop is 12km and the Short loop approx. 8.0 km in length. More trails are being added, so a map is to be produced soon.
There is also a kids loop track named MITES. This fun 1.2 km trail is on reasonably flat terrain, just to the left of the car park area. It’s an ideal safe track for younger ones and beginners. Trails are grade 2+, with moderate ascending/descending.

Paengaroa Scenic Reserve Walk

Discover many rare species and more divaricating plants than in any similarly-sized area in New Zealand.

Paengaroa is one of a number of mainland islands set up to protect and restore habitats through intensive management of introduced pests.

Mangaweka Bridge

History still alive today

Built-in 1904, the Mangaweka Bridge over the Rangitīkei River divides the Rangitīkei and Manawatū districts. This historic bridge is the only cantilever road bridge left in New Zealand. Its life as a functional bridge has been under threat due to safety concerns, with the weight restriction reduced to 6000kgs, meaning vehicles any larger than a medium-sized motorhome can no longer cross the bridge. Today it’s a tourist icon, allowing visitors to enjoy the breathtaking river views, papa cliffs and surrounding beauty.

Mangaweka Scenic Reserve

Enjoy great views over the Rangitikei River terraces on this short loop walk that's suitable for children.

This is a great short walk and the track is easy to follow. Although there are some steep parts it is within most people’s capabilities.

Children will be able to tackle this walk easily, provided they’re big enough to walk up steps and can endure an hour of gentle walking.

At the first big kahikatea tree, look left and you’ll see an open, grassy area providing stunning views out across the Mangaweka river terraces and the cliffs cradling the Rangitīkei River, to the Ruahine Ranges.

Further on, the track heads into the forest with large matai, rimu, tawa and titoki trees.

Mangaweka Camp Ground

Camping... the quintessential kiwi holiday.

Fantastic location, fantastic scenery, fantastic reviews, and service to suit your budget. Make Mangaweka a stop on your journey through the North Island or a destination for your weekend getaway.

Rangatira Golf Course

Join us for golf at this unique 18 hole course situated in the heart of the Rangitīkei . What gives Rangatira that uniqueness; the course is built on three levels, stunning views of the Rangitīkei River, and a ride in the Electric Cable Car, the only one of its kind in New Zealand.​

We are on State Highway One 12km North of Hunterville. Rangatira is arguably one of the best golf courses in the lower North Island as featured on Sky TVs “The Golf Club” November 2009. We were also the winner Golf Rankings 'Hidden Gem' award.

Get your friends together and come and experience our fantastic course. Have a look at accommodation options available.

Te Matapihi - Bulls Community Centre

Duel Purpose events venue.

Te Matapihi - Bulls Community Centre is a dual purpose built space, housing the Information Centre, Learning Hub and conference and event spaces.

From school productions, corporate events to Weddings, Te Matapihi has 5 different spaces available, which includes one of the only roof top terrace spaces, not just in Rangitikei District but the wider Manawatū - Whanganui region, Which is an ideal location for your dusk wedding, work function with a classy twist or just a space to be in the open air with the creature comforts of of a venue space.

Te Matapihi is a Rangitīkei District Council owned facility, head to their social media to see all the happenings or check out their website for more information.

Springvale Suspension bridge

Built between 1923 and 1925, the Springvale Suspension Bridge spans the Rangitikei River. It is now used as a pedestrian bridge.

The bridge was built to be practical and functional. But in the 21st century we can now admire its engineering and celebrate its rarity – very few examples of this type of suspension bridge remain. It links us to the past in the same way that it once linked the local farming community to the outside world and the future.

The bridge is a rare example of a local early 20th century suspension bridge, and today play host to a campground & popular swimming hole.


Gumtree Motorhome Park

Motorhome camp ground. Located in Taihape. Large parking area available. All welcome. Enjoy a tranquil stay.

Brown Sugar café


Fresh delicious cafe food, Coffee Supreme.Delightful small gifts.

Coffee on the Moove

Coffee on the MOOve is a Coffee Bar dedicated to good quality and excellent service. In a hurry? We have Takeaway Coffee, Snacks, and Cold Drinks.

Red Batch Retreat

Are you looking for a quiet place where you can write or work on your next project? RedBach has been specifically designed and created as a writers and artists retreat, but it is also a great place to rest and relax.

Come and stay in this quirky, retro environment, in the sea-side village of Koitiata, where you can feel the sea breeze from Turakina Beach while you create your next masterpiece or just unwind.

Just a few minutes walk to the beach, RedBach Retreat is centrally located in the lower North Island and is easily accessible by car. It is a short drive from Whanganui or Palmerston North airports and pick-ups/drop-offs are available.

RedBach Retreat was originally the Red Bach gallery where Barbara created her copper sculptures. After closing her gallery and following a conversation with New Zealand author and mentor, Joan Rosier-Jones, Barbara and Terry decided to turn their gallery into a retro and iconic beach retreat. Many hours have since gone into creating a place where people can relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. It is now a space where you can be alone, or meet like-minded people and rejuvenate your artistic mind, whether writing a book or working on an art project.

Welcome to our slice of paradise. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Te Henga Hunting

Does the idea of hunting big game in New Zealand interest you?
Here at Te Henga hunting, we offer the opportunity to hunt Red and Fallow deer and offer an authentic accommodation experience. Self-contained real New Zealand huts with all the basics for a perfect hunter's retreat.

Ngamatea

Run alongside our family-owned farming operation, Ngamatea hunting and fishing offer dream hunting & fishing trips with plentiful fish and game, our guides are relaxed but professional.

Step back in time. Old world values and friendships. Enjoy a warm fire and shelter from the elements. Enjoy simple meals served with a dollop of humor.

Instructional trips, bonding for family & friends, and corporate trips.

Enjoy the challenge of the finest free-range Sika deer herd. Hunt high quality free-range red deer or sample two of New Zealand’s premier trout fisheries amidst the rugged splendor of the central North Island high country on Ngamatea Stations 36,000ha.

luxury country side accommodation

This is not just any shearer's quarters! This is country living in style! Sun yourself on the huge decks, relax by the fire. Open up all the windows and let the sunshine in. Go for walks, Drive to the famous Rangitikei River just 15 minutes up the road for a fish or a swim.

Go for a ski over in neighboring Ohakune just 40 minutes away. Shop the second hand and outlet stores of Taihape, or just stay put. We are 23 minutes from a grocery store and town and any kind of bother! We have wi-fi but no cellphone coverage. Take advantage of being disconnected and enjoy your stay. Bring a book, bring your friends, light the BBQ, pour the wine and listen to the birds and sheep. You are in the Rangitikei.

Beach Front

Koitiata, Turakina Beach is a small and friendly community only 30 minutes from Wanganui and Marton. The house is located on the beachfront with large glass sliding doors that open up onto the huge deck that gives you 180-degree views from Wellington to Mt Taranaki.

Close to the campground and across the road from a good children's playground and the main entrance to the beach. Beach has four-wheel drive access. Great for bird watching, fishing, four-wheel driving along the beach, dirtbikes, and quads.

Off-grid cottage

Newly built, this little house uses near “passive house” standards of insulation and energy consumption to make it one of the most comfortable places to be, whatever the weather. Featuring spectacular views of the central plateau, and unparalleled privacy, Ohm is where you come to get away from it all.

Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde is an old fashioned cafe with homemade food and great old fashioned service. Come visit and try our yummy food.

Aamod Indian Resturant

Authentic Indian Cuisine, Best Quality food with a delightful difference.

Rusty Nails Backpackers

The Rusty Nail secluded spot overlooks Taihape with a breathtaking view of Mount Ruapehu, 15 minutes walk from the township.

Rusty Nail is a great central location as well as peace and quiet. In the heart of NZ's best scenery with adventure at your doorstep

River Cottage

This rustic 3 bedrooms fully furnished farm cottage is located on a large Sheep and Beef Station situated on the Napier Taihape Road. It is next to the beautiful Rangitikei River, renowned for its great Trout fishing. Enjoy the freedom of long walks over the hills and you are invited to experience a working farm environment. A stone throw away you can enjoy swimming or fishing. Taihape which is 40 minutes away

Llanerchymedd Bed & Breakfast

Located 1 km from Taihape, Llanerchymedd this spacious apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from the patio. Free private parking is available on site. There are a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen complete with a microwave, a toaster.

The bathroom and laundry in the apartment are only accessible through the main bedroom. Underfloor heating and double glazing are also offered. On a quiet road, guests are welcome to stroll down to see the Welsh ponies, alpacas, and Highland cattle. Taihape is less than 2 minutes' drive away and has several cafes and restaurants.

Gretna Hotel

The Gretna Hotel is one of Taihapes oldest established buildings, Serviced and upgraded but still retaining its character. Bar, bistro, Accommodation and gaming.

Pohokura Farmstay

A place to unwind, breathe in the fresh air. you can book the whole farm stay for just your own family getaway For 10.

Grandvure Homestay

Relax in comfort in our cozy modern home situated in the heart of the Rangitikei on 90 acres of farmland. Only 6 minutes south of Taihape,2 minutes off State Highway 1.
Our home situated in spacious grounds boasts magnificent views of mountains and ranges.

One hour to Mt Ruapehu, two hours to Taupo, and three to Wellington with many local activity options available.
Comfortable beds with electric blankets.
Paddock facilities available for traveling animals.

Coachman Motel

Coachman Motel is close to a shopping center and restaurants. Major tourist attractions nearby include Army Museum, River Valley, Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and The Wool Company Country Store. Local ski hires available with a complimentary roof rack. The Rangitikei, Moawhango, and Hautapu rivers are renowned for their trout fishing.

Aspen Court Motel

Aspen Court Motel Taihape is the perfect place to break your journey. Ideal for busy corporates and traveling couples while holidaying families will enjoy the playground facilities.

Historic Shearers Quarters

BYGONE NOSTALGIA WITH COMFORTABLE MODERN CONVENIENCES

Situated 12kms from SH1, on a working farm the Historic Shearers Quarters are in the beautiful Kawhatau Valley. Unique accommodation in the heart of the Rangitikei.

Ohingaiti truck stop & Accommodation

We offer accommodation, meals (dine-in and take out ) + sports bar. Also, we are a "Country Fried Chicken" licensed outlet.

Rathmoy Lodge

Near Hunterville in the heart of the Manawatu-Whanganui region, Rathmoy borders the spectacular Rangitikei River. The unique beauty of the bush-clad cliffs, rolling hills, and river terraces, makes Rathmoy the perfect location for fine and wild times.

Station Hotel

Built-in 1885 and beautifully restored, The Station Hotel offers comfortable accommodation for travelers of all types.
Our restaurant is open 7 nights a week and provides a wide range of food.

Hunters Café & Motel

Our services range from an awesome cafe with just the best brunch refreshment you can think of, plus meals takeaways taken into consideration. We serve the best bakery burgers, Light meals, fish n chips, hot beverages, you can find at the best affordable prices within Auckland and wellington. Our all day refreshment operation runs between 8 am to 7 pm to ease traveler’s journey stress.

The Club Hotel

The Club Hotel is a stand-alone vintage pub in Marton. Sports Bar, Pub Charity Gaming, Restaurant & Bar, Accommodation.Private Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate meetings, Christmas functions, etc.

Koitiata Camp Ground

The Koitiata camping ground is located on the seaward side of the village, between Rapaki and Teone streets. The vehicle entrance is off Teone street, just south of the playground.


Scotts Ferry Motor camp

This small “Camp Inn” is on your left, just as you enter the Scotts Ferry township, tucked up against a
stopbank of the Rangitikei River.

Well-loved by fishermen, the tidy paddock site
has innovative ‘Hume tank’ single toilets and showers, with a dozen power
points and room for tents. A small, well-equipped kitchen cabin is unlocked
for campers to use. New Custodians Frank and Vicki. Powered sites, $10 per
day per site.$8 for non powered. Pet friendly.

Lancewood Lodge

Lancewood Lodge, built-in 1906 and encompassed nearly two acres of landscaped gardens ever flowering with the changing seasons. The perfect get away from the noise of city life or a comfortable rest on a long trip.

Situated well off the road, abundant parking and backing on to farmland - you will truly find yourself counting sheep before you sleep!

Bulls Motel & Holiday park

We offer a range of accommodation. Whether you are looking for a tent site or a motel room with full facilities, we can help.

We are central to all of the Rangitikei area. The golf courses, motor racing venues, and a large wedding venue are all within half an hour, and for those just traveling through we are on the highway so no detour is needed. Off-road parking for large vehicles is available.

Mooma Cafe & Design Store

Halfway between Bulls and Hunterville on State Highway 1, you’ll discover MOOMAA. The stylish cafe serving Supreme coffee, delicious cabinet food, and an all-day menu. We’re licensed too.

If you’re in a hurry, find us on the regulr app. We’ll have your order waiting for you. Our regulars love it.

Otherwise, stop and stretch your legs, order a coffee and a bite to eat, or stay awhile and enjoy breakfast or lunch in our relaxing rural setting.

The Dukes Road house

Cafe with refreshments and provisions in the middle of everywhere. State highway 1, Mangaweka. (just a tad north of the plane)Fresh cabinet food, baking, hot pies, burgers, all-day breakfast, Havana coffee, gluten-free and vegan options available.

Awastone

Awastone, originally Rangitikei River Adventures (1981) and then Mangaweka Adventure Co (2002), is a river adventure company operated by the Eames family for over 35 years around the small quaint village of Mangaweka, New Zealand.
Your hosts Paul, Tricia, Jack, and Kelsey Eames have expanded the family business to include a licensed cafe, two riverside campgrounds, and cabin accommodation to create a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come and get refreshed

Tarata Fishaway Lodge

Tarata Fishaway Lodge. We are your hosts, The Mattock family. Our aim is to make your stay comfortable, memorable and fun. In addition to the breath taking views, we have lots of things to keep you entertained...

Whitecliffs Boulders

These magical and extremely intriguing Boulders are known as cannonball concretions made from mudstone. Some are particularly large.

These magical and extremely intriguing Boulders are known as cannonball concretions made from mudstone. Some are particularly large.

It is believed that millions of years ago rivers carried sediment from eroding land out to sea. Shells and trees were also carried out to sea and were trapped in the sediment. The seawater contained dissolved chemicals and formed a cement around what was left of the buried shells and plant material. The cement in this case is calcium carbonate. The organic material seems to create a node for this process to occur.

Pohokura Farm Stay

A place to unwind, breathe in the fresh air. Can book the whole farm stay for just your own family getaway. For 10.

Taihape Golf Club

The Taihape Golf Club is nestled in the countryside just 5 km north of Taihape Township and 1 km off the main road. It is a beautifully laid out, albeit challenging, golf course in very peaceful surroundings. Taihape is the home course of Hamish Robertson who plays on the Australasian Tour.

Rangitikei Golf Club

Rangitikei Golf Club is known as the Jewel of the Rangitikei. It is located 5kms from the town center of Bulls. The Rangitikei Golf Club's par 72 course offers a challenging 18 holes with elevated tees, undulating fairways, and greens to test the unwary.

Marton Golf Club

Green Fees All Players $25 for 18 Holes. $15 for 9 Holes. Marton Golf Club is situated 5kms off State Highway 3. The best-kept secret in golf. You will find 18 well-groomed and interesting holes in the beautiful Rangitikei CGreen Fees All Players $25 for 18 Holes. $15 for 9 Holes. Marton Golf Club is situated 5kms off State Highway 3.

Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist park

Flat Hills is more than just a country cafe... Parents can relax whilst the kids run wild in our children's play area with a bouncy castle and a maze on site.

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating with access to the friendly farm animals where you can see and feed the donkey, ponies, goats, sheep, pig, llamas, and alpacas, plus-we serve good homemade meals and coffee as well!!

Our Custard Squares, Lamb Burgers and Big Brekkies are known for miles around so next time you are passing why not stop in and enjoy the Flat Hills experience.

Merchiston Homestead

Welcome to Merchiston – A 20th-century classification 1 Historical Homestead which stands on a terrace of the Rangitikei River just 2 miles from Rata. It is the home of the Rowe Family and spans back 5 generations to when two early pioneering families became united on the 12th May 1886.
John Hammond from York Farm and Edith McKelvie from Flock House, Parewanui.

Yellow Submerine

The Yellow Submarine floats in a sea of green suspended among redwood trees, you can't miss it!
The submarine is yours to relax and play in

The Cottage at the Gullies

Our cottage, built in 2018, has been re-purposed from a home for farm crew to pared-back indulgence for those in need of comfort and quiet or a base for adventures. Whatever your mission may be, you’ll stay in everyday luxury.

Ohingaiti Farm Cottage

Enjoy our 3 bedroom, full kitchen (all meals can be provided on request), beautiful bathroom, restored shearers quarters which are modern, warm, bright and comfortable.

Our cottage has the added convenience of being on State Highway 1…2 hours south of Taupo and 2 hours north of Wellington. Enjoy a drink on the deck to break your trip up!

Maungaraupi

This grand dame is one of New Zealand’s most iconic heritage country estates, located between Marton and Hunterville in the beautiful Rangitikei district.

No matter the occasion, the scale and history of Maungaraupi lends itself to limitless possibilities. The entire heritage-listed home is available for your next getaway, whether as a Bed & Breakfast or self-contained stay, or you would like to celebrate your wedding and other special events. We look forward to welcoming you.

River Valley lodge

Every wanted to experience our land in the most memorable way? book a rafting trip, take a horseback ride or simply walk through nature..

River Valley is your home to a real-life escape.

Within our extended family, we can lay claim to three generations of Rafting and Horse Trekking Guides. Unique amongst adventure operators. Experience, knowledge, and insights, have not been lost with each change of staff, but rather treasured and added to over decades by the family.

The business has always been family owned and run, and started out on the family farm. Being away from the main tourist centers, we have tended to develop systems and ways of doing things that are often unique to us. This approach is quite holistic, whether it be Natural Horse Training at the Stables, growing our own vegetables for the Lodge kitchen, having an extended family relationship within the staff, or doing practical things for the natural environment.

From the very beginning our focus has been on delivering a quality, fun experience to our guests, maintaining good relationships with our local community, and operating with a minimum footprint in our natural environment.

Mangaweka Dam

A concrete gravity dam, 10m high, and curved for greater stability against the pressure of 20 million liters of water, was constructed across the Mangawharaiki River.

The project was started in 1911 as a water/ power source and is now a popular swimming spot among locals and an attraction among vintage enthusiasts.

Hawkestone Golf

Nine hole country golf course. Cheap green fees ($10). Play as many holes as you like for $10.00. Club days are Tuesday and Saturday. Come join the fun.

Gentle Annie

Taihape - Hawke's bay

This iconic route will surprise you at almost every turn. With vast 360deg views, this road provides ample opportunity to pull over and take in the epic views of the upper Rangitīkei district.

Taihape is the last Petrol stop for about 120ks so fuel up, grab some snacks and enjoy the drive.

Four Doors Down

Four Doors Down Cafe on Broadway is for foodies....deli salads, fresh baking, catering , coffee and spacious seating provide the perfect environment. The world may have changed but the heart of good food can be found at Four Doors Down Cafe.

Al Centro Restaurant and Bar

OKI Sushi - Taihape

We serve a wide range of sushi and delicious rice/noodle dishes.


Soul Cafe

Good old fashioned home baking, Great coffee, and good food for the soul.


Le Telephonique Cafe

Historically a telephone exchange, le cafe telephonique is indeed a unique place to visit often. An old telephone booth, in house dining, garden outback, or even just grab a seat out front.


Rustic Steak House

Want a steak aged to perfection? At the Rustic Steak House, you will get just that. Choose your steak from the display cabinet, decide how you want it to cook, and wait for melt in your mouth deliciousness to arrive. Vegetarian? Don't worry you can enjoy a flavor-some meal too. Check out our menu for more options. Don't forget to book a table so you don't miss out


The Rat Hole

Restaurant and Sports bar conveniently located on the corner of State highway 1 & 3.

Lunch 11.30-1.30 Fri, Sat, Sun Dinner every night from 5pm.


Mint Cafe Bulls

Mint Cafe is conveniently located in the Bulls shopping complex to help keep you feed and hydrated throughout your time in the district.

Colonial Tiny House

This Tiny House was inspired by the colonial era and built from an old pump house found on the property.

for the perfect little getaway, just 10 minutes drive from Marton


Rangitīkei Farmstay

Nestled in the heart of the Rangitīkei district, Andrew and Kylie Stewart welcome you to Rangitīkei Farmstay. This is part of the family farm, Tyrone, farmed by the Stewart family for over 110 years, making your stay a truly authentic New Zealand farm experience.

Duddings Lake Motorcamp & Picnic Park

Everyone is welcome to visit the lake during the day, there is no charge for day visitors unless you want to use powerboats on the lake. Picnic areas are located around the lake for you to enjoy.


Fermanagh Cottage

Fermanagh Cottage is spacious and fully self-contained, privately located away from the main homestead, with rural views to Mt. Ruapehu.


Holly farm Cottage

A private bed and breakfast located in the heart of the beautiful Rangitikei district.

Located l2 kilometers north of Marton, this private B & B offers you the chance to take walks through the farm featuring magnificent views, and also walks through native bush reserves.


Marton Motel

Situated two hours north of Wellington and out of the city hustle, you can be assured of a quiet, relaxing night’s rest and home-style hospitality when you stay with us.

An ideal stopover point for accommodation if traveling through the lower North Island or connecting with the Inter-Island Ferry, we offer clean and comfortable accommodation with all units serviced daily. There is FREE Wi-Fi and Sky TV for your convenience.

Adobe Motel

Hi, welcome to the Adobe Motel website.

Your hosts are Brian and Carol Hausman.

Coffee Plus+

Open late Fridays, pop on it for a coffee or Heineken 00 a bite to eat, and a game of pool.

Live music and comedy events throughout the year!

Brown Sugar café


Fresh delicious cafe food, Coffee Supreme.Delightful small gifts.

Coffee on the Moove

Coffee on the MOOve is a Coffee Bar dedicated to good quality and excellent service. In a hurry? We have Takeaway Coffee, Snacks, and Cold Drinks.

Te Henga Hunting

Does the idea of hunting big game in New Zealand interest you?
Here at Te Henga hunting, we offer the opportunity to hunt Red and Fallow deer and offer an authentic accommodation experience. Self-contained real New Zealand huts with all the basics for a perfect hunter's retreat.

Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde is an old fashioned cafe with homemade food and great old fashioned service. Come visit and try our yummy food.

Aamod Indian Resturant

Authentic Indian Cuisine, Best Quality food with a delightful difference.

Gretna Hotel

The Gretna Hotel is one of Taihapes oldest established buildings, Serviced and upgraded but still retaining its character. Bar, bistro, Accommodation and gaming.

Ohingaiti truck stop & Accommodation

We offer accommodation, meals (dine-in and take out ) + sports bar. Also, we are a "Country Fried Chicken" licensed outlet.

Station Hotel

Built-in 1885 and beautifully restored, The Station Hotel offers comfortable accommodation for travelers of all types.
Our restaurant is open 7 nights a week and provides a wide range of food.

Hunters Café & Motel

Our services range from an awesome cafe with just the best brunch refreshment you can think of, plus meals takeaways taken into consideration. We serve the best bakery burgers, Light meals, fish n chips, hot beverages, you can find at the best affordable prices within Auckland and wellington. Our all day refreshment operation runs between 8 am to 7 pm to ease traveler’s journey stress.

The Club Hotel

The Club Hotel is a stand-alone vintage pub in Marton. Sports Bar, Pub Charity Gaming, Restaurant & Bar, Accommodation.Private Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate meetings, Christmas functions, etc.

Mooma Cafe & Design Store

Halfway between Bulls and Hunterville on State Highway 1, you’ll discover MOOMAA. The stylish cafe serving Supreme coffee, delicious cabinet food, and an all-day menu. We’re licensed too.

If you’re in a hurry, find us on the regulr app. We’ll have your order waiting for you. Our regulars love it.

Otherwise, stop and stretch your legs, order a coffee and a bite to eat, or stay awhile and enjoy breakfast or lunch in our relaxing rural setting.

The Dukes Road house

Cafe with refreshments and provisions in the middle of everywhere. State highway 1, Mangaweka. (just a tad north of the plane)Fresh cabinet food, baking, hot pies, burgers, all-day breakfast, Havana coffee, gluten-free and vegan options available.

Awastone

Awastone, originally Rangitikei River Adventures (1981) and then Mangaweka Adventure Co (2002), is a river adventure company operated by the Eames family for over 35 years around the small quaint village of Mangaweka, New Zealand.
Your hosts Paul, Tricia, Jack, and Kelsey Eames have expanded the family business to include a licensed cafe, two riverside campgrounds, and cabin accommodation to create a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come and get refreshed

Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist park

Flat Hills is more than just a country cafe... Parents can relax whilst the kids run wild in our children's play area with a bouncy castle and a maze on site.

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating with access to the friendly farm animals where you can see and feed the donkey, ponies, goats, sheep, pig, llamas, and alpacas, plus-we serve good homemade meals and coffee as well!!

Our Custard Squares, Lamb Burgers and Big Brekkies are known for miles around so next time you are passing why not stop in and enjoy the Flat Hills experience.

River Valley lodge

Every wanted to experience our land in the most memorable way? book a rafting trip, take a horseback ride or simply walk through nature..

River Valley is your home to a real-life escape.

Within our extended family, we can lay claim to three generations of Rafting and Horse Trekking Guides. Unique amongst adventure operators. Experience, knowledge, and insights, have not been lost with each change of staff, but rather treasured and added to over decades by the family.

The business has always been family owned and run, and started out on the family farm. Being away from the main tourist centers, we have tended to develop systems and ways of doing things that are often unique to us. This approach is quite holistic, whether it be Natural Horse Training at the Stables, growing our own vegetables for the Lodge kitchen, having an extended family relationship within the staff, or doing practical things for the natural environment.

From the very beginning our focus has been on delivering a quality, fun experience to our guests, maintaining good relationships with our local community, and operating with a minimum footprint in our natural environment.

Four Doors Down

Four Doors Down Cafe on Broadway is for foodies....deli salads, fresh baking, catering , coffee and spacious seating provide the perfect environment. The world may have changed but the heart of good food can be found at Four Doors Down Cafe.

Al Centro Restaurant and Bar

OKI Sushi - Taihape

We serve a wide range of sushi and delicious rice/noodle dishes.


Soul Cafe

Good old fashioned home baking, Great coffee, and good food for the soul.


Le Telephonique Cafe

Historically a telephone exchange, le cafe telephonique is indeed a unique place to visit often. An old telephone booth, in house dining, garden outback, or even just grab a seat out front.


Rustic Steak House

Want a steak aged to perfection? At the Rustic Steak House, you will get just that. Choose your steak from the display cabinet, decide how you want it to cook, and wait for melt in your mouth deliciousness to arrive. Vegetarian? Don't worry you can enjoy a flavor-some meal too. Check out our menu for more options. Don't forget to book a table so you don't miss out


The Rat Hole

Restaurant and Sports bar conveniently located on the corner of State highway 1 & 3.

Lunch 11.30-1.30 Fri, Sat, Sun Dinner every night from 5pm.


Mint Cafe Bulls

Mint Cafe is conveniently located in the Bulls shopping complex to help keep you feed and hydrated throughout your time in the district.

Elm Cottage at Braemore Farmstay

Entire guesthouse hosted by Esther

Come and stay in our cute self-contained, cottage in our pretty Farmstay for a peaceful, serene country getaway. Elm cottage contains two queen bedrooms and a fully functioning kitchen decorated to a high luxury standard. We are a great place to bring kids as there's plenty to see and do!

The cottage has its own private deck and garden with views to Mt Ruapehu on a fine day. It is very very quiet here, with just beautiful native birdsong and the sound of wind in the trees.

The space

Elm Cottage is warm and cozy with 2 quality queen beds, insulation, double glazing, and a heat pump. The bathroom is located off the lounge and there are dressings gowns available for use during your stay. The kitchen is fully self-catering and we stock it with bread for your breakfast, plus milk, tea, coffee and some complementary foods in the cupboard should you need them

Stoney River Hunting

Stoney River Hunting specialises in traditional free range hunting and backcountry fly fishing trips in one of the most spectacular areas of the central North Island of New Zealand.



The team at Stoney River Hunting specialise in getting you into areas generally not available to the average hunter. These are typically back country private properties that offer truly free-range hunting opportunities where the animals are wild and free to roam the backcountry un-hindered by fences or genetic management plans. The properties offer truly back to basics, traditional, and affordable hunting opportunities for those of you that enjoy putting a bit of work into hunting deer...

Mangaweka Camp Ground

Camping... the quintessential kiwi holiday.

Fantastic location, fantastic scenery, fantastic reviews, and service to suit your budget. Make Mangaweka a stop on your journey through the North Island or a destination for your weekend getaway.

Gumtree Motorhome Park

Motorhome camp ground. Located in Taihape. Large parking area available. All welcome. Enjoy a tranquil stay.

Red Batch Retreat

Are you looking for a quiet place where you can write or work on your next project? RedBach has been specifically designed and created as a writers and artists retreat, but it is also a great place to rest and relax.

Come and stay in this quirky, retro environment, in the sea-side village of Koitiata, where you can feel the sea breeze from Turakina Beach while you create your next masterpiece or just unwind.

Just a few minutes walk to the beach, RedBach Retreat is centrally located in the lower North Island and is easily accessible by car. It is a short drive from Whanganui or Palmerston North airports and pick-ups/drop-offs are available.

RedBach Retreat was originally the Red Bach gallery where Barbara created her copper sculptures. After closing her gallery and following a conversation with New Zealand author and mentor, Joan Rosier-Jones, Barbara and Terry decided to turn their gallery into a retro and iconic beach retreat. Many hours have since gone into creating a place where people can relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. It is now a space where you can be alone, or meet like-minded people and rejuvenate your artistic mind, whether writing a book or working on an art project.

Welcome to our slice of paradise. We hope you enjoy your stay.

luxury country side accommodation

This is not just any shearer's quarters! This is country living in style! Sun yourself on the huge decks, relax by the fire. Open up all the windows and let the sunshine in. Go for walks, Drive to the famous Rangitikei River just 15 minutes up the road for a fish or a swim.

Go for a ski over in neighboring Ohakune just 40 minutes away. Shop the second hand and outlet stores of Taihape, or just stay put. We are 23 minutes from a grocery store and town and any kind of bother! We have wi-fi but no cellphone coverage. Take advantage of being disconnected and enjoy your stay. Bring a book, bring your friends, light the BBQ, pour the wine and listen to the birds and sheep. You are in the Rangitikei.

Beach Front

Koitiata, Turakina Beach is a small and friendly community only 30 minutes from Wanganui and Marton. The house is located on the beachfront with large glass sliding doors that open up onto the huge deck that gives you 180-degree views from Wellington to Mt Taranaki.

Close to the campground and across the road from a good children's playground and the main entrance to the beach. Beach has four-wheel drive access. Great for bird watching, fishing, four-wheel driving along the beach, dirtbikes, and quads.

Off-grid cottage

Newly built, this little house uses near “passive house” standards of insulation and energy consumption to make it one of the most comfortable places to be, whatever the weather. Featuring spectacular views of the central plateau, and unparalleled privacy, Ohm is where you come to get away from it all.

Rusty Nails Backpackers

The Rusty Nail secluded spot overlooks Taihape with a breathtaking view of Mount Ruapehu, 15 minutes walk from the township.

Rusty Nail is a great central location as well as peace and quiet. In the heart of NZ's best scenery with adventure at your doorstep

River Cottage

This rustic 3 bedrooms fully furnished farm cottage is located on a large Sheep and Beef Station situated on the Napier Taihape Road. It is next to the beautiful Rangitikei River, renowned for its great Trout fishing. Enjoy the freedom of long walks over the hills and you are invited to experience a working farm environment. A stone throw away you can enjoy swimming or fishing. Taihape which is 40 minutes away

Llanerchymedd Bed & Breakfast

Located 1 km from Taihape, Llanerchymedd this spacious apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from the patio. Free private parking is available on site. There are a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen complete with a microwave, a toaster.

The bathroom and laundry in the apartment are only accessible through the main bedroom. Underfloor heating and double glazing are also offered. On a quiet road, guests are welcome to stroll down to see the Welsh ponies, alpacas, and Highland cattle. Taihape is less than 2 minutes' drive away and has several cafes and restaurants.

Gretna Hotel

The Gretna Hotel is one of Taihapes oldest established buildings, Serviced and upgraded but still retaining its character. Bar, bistro, Accommodation and gaming.

Pohokura Farmstay

A place to unwind, breathe in the fresh air. you can book the whole farm stay for just your own family getaway For 10.

Grandvure Homestay

Relax in comfort in our cozy modern home situated in the heart of the Rangitikei on 90 acres of farmland. Only 6 minutes south of Taihape,2 minutes off State Highway 1.
Our home situated in spacious grounds boasts magnificent views of mountains and ranges.

One hour to Mt Ruapehu, two hours to Taupo, and three to Wellington with many local activity options available.
Comfortable beds with electric blankets.
Paddock facilities available for traveling animals.

Coachman Motel

Coachman Motel is close to a shopping center and restaurants. Major tourist attractions nearby include Army Museum, River Valley, Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and The Wool Company Country Store. Local ski hires available with a complimentary roof rack. The Rangitikei, Moawhango, and Hautapu rivers are renowned for their trout fishing.

Aspen Court Motel

Aspen Court Motel Taihape is the perfect place to break your journey. Ideal for busy corporates and traveling couples while holidaying families will enjoy the playground facilities.

Historic Shearers Quarters

BYGONE NOSTALGIA WITH COMFORTABLE MODERN CONVENIENCES

Situated 12kms from SH1, on a working farm the Historic Shearers Quarters are in the beautiful Kawhatau Valley. Unique accommodation in the heart of the Rangitikei.

Ohingaiti truck stop & Accommodation

We offer accommodation, meals (dine-in and take out ) + sports bar. Also, we are a "Country Fried Chicken" licensed outlet.

Rathmoy Lodge

Near Hunterville in the heart of the Manawatu-Whanganui region, Rathmoy borders the spectacular Rangitikei River. The unique beauty of the bush-clad cliffs, rolling hills, and river terraces, makes Rathmoy the perfect location for fine and wild times.

Station Hotel

Built-in 1885 and beautifully restored, The Station Hotel offers comfortable accommodation for travelers of all types.
Our restaurant is open 7 nights a week and provides a wide range of food.

Hunters Café & Motel

Our services range from an awesome cafe with just the best brunch refreshment you can think of, plus meals takeaways taken into consideration. We serve the best bakery burgers, Light meals, fish n chips, hot beverages, you can find at the best affordable prices within Auckland and wellington. Our all day refreshment operation runs between 8 am to 7 pm to ease traveler’s journey stress.

The Club Hotel

The Club Hotel is a stand-alone vintage pub in Marton. Sports Bar, Pub Charity Gaming, Restaurant & Bar, Accommodation.Private Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate meetings, Christmas functions, etc.

Koitiata Camp Ground

The Koitiata camping ground is located on the seaward side of the village, between Rapaki and Teone streets. The vehicle entrance is off Teone street, just south of the playground.


Scotts Ferry Motor camp

This small “Camp Inn” is on your left, just as you enter the Scotts Ferry township, tucked up against a
stopbank of the Rangitikei River.

Well-loved by fishermen, the tidy paddock site
has innovative ‘Hume tank’ single toilets and showers, with a dozen power
points and room for tents. A small, well-equipped kitchen cabin is unlocked
for campers to use. New Custodians Frank and Vicki. Powered sites, $10 per
day per site.$8 for non powered. Pet friendly.

Lancewood Lodge

Lancewood Lodge, built-in 1906 and encompassed nearly two acres of landscaped gardens ever flowering with the changing seasons. The perfect get away from the noise of city life or a comfortable rest on a long trip.

Situated well off the road, abundant parking and backing on to farmland - you will truly find yourself counting sheep before you sleep!

Bulls Motel & Holiday park

We offer a range of accommodation. Whether you are looking for a tent site or a motel room with full facilities, we can help.

We are central to all of the Rangitikei area. The golf courses, motor racing venues, and a large wedding venue are all within half an hour, and for those just traveling through we are on the highway so no detour is needed. Off-road parking for large vehicles is available.

Awastone

Awastone, originally Rangitikei River Adventures (1981) and then Mangaweka Adventure Co (2002), is a river adventure company operated by the Eames family for over 35 years around the small quaint village of Mangaweka, New Zealand.
Your hosts Paul, Tricia, Jack, and Kelsey Eames have expanded the family business to include a licensed cafe, two riverside campgrounds, and cabin accommodation to create a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come and get refreshed

Tarata Fishaway Lodge

Tarata Fishaway Lodge. We are your hosts, The Mattock family. Our aim is to make your stay comfortable, memorable and fun. In addition to the breath taking views, we have lots of things to keep you entertained...

Pohokura Farm Stay

A place to unwind, breathe in the fresh air. Can book the whole farm stay for just your own family getaway. For 10.

Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist park

Flat Hills is more than just a country cafe... Parents can relax whilst the kids run wild in our children's play area with a bouncy castle and a maze on site.

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating with access to the friendly farm animals where you can see and feed the donkey, ponies, goats, sheep, pig, llamas, and alpacas, plus-we serve good homemade meals and coffee as well!!

Our Custard Squares, Lamb Burgers and Big Brekkies are known for miles around so next time you are passing why not stop in and enjoy the Flat Hills experience.

Yellow Submerine

The Yellow Submarine floats in a sea of green suspended among redwood trees, you can't miss it!
The submarine is yours to relax and play in

The Cottage at the Gullies

Our cottage, built in 2018, has been re-purposed from a home for farm crew to pared-back indulgence for those in need of comfort and quiet or a base for adventures. Whatever your mission may be, you’ll stay in everyday luxury.

Ohingaiti Farm Cottage

Enjoy our 3 bedroom, full kitchen (all meals can be provided on request), beautiful bathroom, restored shearers quarters which are modern, warm, bright and comfortable.

Our cottage has the added convenience of being on State Highway 1…2 hours south of Taupo and 2 hours north of Wellington. Enjoy a drink on the deck to break your trip up!

Maungaraupi

This grand dame is one of New Zealand’s most iconic heritage country estates, located between Marton and Hunterville in the beautiful Rangitikei district.

No matter the occasion, the scale and history of Maungaraupi lends itself to limitless possibilities. The entire heritage-listed home is available for your next getaway, whether as a Bed & Breakfast or self-contained stay, or you would like to celebrate your wedding and other special events. We look forward to welcoming you.

River Valley lodge

Every wanted to experience our land in the most memorable way? book a rafting trip, take a horseback ride or simply walk through nature..

River Valley is your home to a real-life escape.

Within our extended family, we can lay claim to three generations of Rafting and Horse Trekking Guides. Unique amongst adventure operators. Experience, knowledge, and insights, have not been lost with each change of staff, but rather treasured and added to over decades by the family.

The business has always been family owned and run, and started out on the family farm. Being away from the main tourist centers, we have tended to develop systems and ways of doing things that are often unique to us. This approach is quite holistic, whether it be Natural Horse Training at the Stables, growing our own vegetables for the Lodge kitchen, having an extended family relationship within the staff, or doing practical things for the natural environment.

From the very beginning our focus has been on delivering a quality, fun experience to our guests, maintaining good relationships with our local community, and operating with a minimum footprint in our natural environment.

Colonial Tiny House

This Tiny House was inspired by the colonial era and built from an old pump house found on the property.

for the perfect little getaway, just 10 minutes drive from Marton


Rangitīkei Farmstay

Nestled in the heart of the Rangitīkei district, Andrew and Kylie Stewart welcome you to Rangitīkei Farmstay. This is part of the family farm, Tyrone, farmed by the Stewart family for over 110 years, making your stay a truly authentic New Zealand farm experience.

Duddings Lake Motorcamp & Picnic Park

Everyone is welcome to visit the lake during the day, there is no charge for day visitors unless you want to use powerboats on the lake. Picnic areas are located around the lake for you to enjoy.


Fermanagh Cottage

Fermanagh Cottage is spacious and fully self-contained, privately located away from the main homestead, with rural views to Mt. Ruapehu.


Holly farm Cottage

A private bed and breakfast located in the heart of the beautiful Rangitikei district.

Located l2 kilometers north of Marton, this private B & B offers you the chance to take walks through the farm featuring magnificent views, and also walks through native bush reserves.


Marton Motel

Situated two hours north of Wellington and out of the city hustle, you can be assured of a quiet, relaxing night’s rest and home-style hospitality when you stay with us.

An ideal stopover point for accommodation if traveling through the lower North Island or connecting with the Inter-Island Ferry, we offer clean and comfortable accommodation with all units serviced daily. There is FREE Wi-Fi and Sky TV for your convenience.

Adobe Motel

Hi, welcome to the Adobe Motel website.

Your hosts are Brian and Carol Hausman.

Extreme 4x4 Experience

Extreme 4x4 Experience is a division of CowperTrucks.

Can-am Maverick X3 & V8 4x4 CowperTruck thrill rides at the Suzuki Extreme 4x4 Challenge venue. Tag a long side x side tours and loop track events will be available at other properties from 2021.

Stoney River Hunting

Stoney River Hunting specialises in traditional free range hunting and backcountry fly fishing trips in one of the most spectacular areas of the central North Island of New Zealand.



The team at Stoney River Hunting specialise in getting you into areas generally not available to the average hunter. These are typically back country private properties that offer truly free-range hunting opportunities where the animals are wild and free to roam the backcountry un-hindered by fences or genetic management plans. The properties offer truly back to basics, traditional, and affordable hunting opportunities for those of you that enjoy putting a bit of work into hunting deer...

Raumai MTB park

The area of Santoft Forest, which the club has an open permit for mountain biking is at the very end of Raumai Road, Bulls.

This area is open to all Manawatu Mountain Bike Club or Whanganui Mountain Bike Club members for casual mountain bike riding, after 4pm week days and anytime during weekends and public holidays.

The club has been developing trails in the 90ha forest since Nov. 2013. Some 12 km of single track have so far been developed. The main loop is signposted with white marker pegs with trail names on them in purple, (see photo). There are several splits marked LONG and SHORT. The complete Long loop is 12km and the Short loop approx. 8.0 km in length. More trails are being added, so a map is to be produced soon.
There is also a kids loop track named MITES. This fun 1.2 km trail is on reasonably flat terrain, just to the left of the car park area. It’s an ideal safe track for younger ones and beginners. Trails are grade 2+, with moderate ascending/descending.

Paengaroa Scenic Reserve Walk

Discover many rare species and more divaricating plants than in any similarly-sized area in New Zealand.

Paengaroa is one of a number of mainland islands set up to protect and restore habitats through intensive management of introduced pests.

Mangaweka Scenic Reserve

Enjoy great views over the Rangitikei River terraces on this short loop walk that's suitable for children.

This is a great short walk and the track is easy to follow. Although there are some steep parts it is within most people’s capabilities.

Children will be able to tackle this walk easily, provided they’re big enough to walk up steps and can endure an hour of gentle walking.

At the first big kahikatea tree, look left and you’ll see an open, grassy area providing stunning views out across the Mangaweka river terraces and the cliffs cradling the Rangitīkei River, to the Ruahine Ranges.

Further on, the track heads into the forest with large matai, rimu, tawa and titoki trees.

Rangatira Golf Course

Join us for golf at this unique 18 hole course situated in the heart of the Rangitīkei . What gives Rangatira that uniqueness; the course is built on three levels, stunning views of the Rangitīkei River, and a ride in the Electric Cable Car, the only one of its kind in New Zealand.​

We are on State Highway One 12km North of Hunterville. Rangatira is arguably one of the best golf courses in the lower North Island as featured on Sky TVs “The Golf Club” November 2009. We were also the winner Golf Rankings 'Hidden Gem' award.

Get your friends together and come and experience our fantastic course. Have a look at accommodation options available.

Te Matapihi - Bulls Community Centre

Duel Purpose events venue.

Te Matapihi - Bulls Community Centre is a dual purpose built space, housing the Information Centre, Learning Hub and conference and event spaces.

From school productions, corporate events to Weddings, Te Matapihi has 5 different spaces available, which includes one of the only roof top terrace spaces, not just in Rangitikei District but the wider Manawatū - Whanganui region, Which is an ideal location for your dusk wedding, work function with a classy twist or just a space to be in the open air with the creature comforts of of a venue space.

Te Matapihi is a Rangitīkei District Council owned facility, head to their social media to see all the happenings or check out their website for more information.

Te Henga Hunting

Does the idea of hunting big game in New Zealand interest you?
Here at Te Henga hunting, we offer the opportunity to hunt Red and Fallow deer and offer an authentic accommodation experience. Self-contained real New Zealand huts with all the basics for a perfect hunter's retreat.

Ngamatea

Run alongside our family-owned farming operation, Ngamatea hunting and fishing offer dream hunting & fishing trips with plentiful fish and game, our guides are relaxed but professional.

Step back in time. Old world values and friendships. Enjoy a warm fire and shelter from the elements. Enjoy simple meals served with a dollop of humor.

Instructional trips, bonding for family & friends, and corporate trips.

Enjoy the challenge of the finest free-range Sika deer herd. Hunt high quality free-range red deer or sample two of New Zealand’s premier trout fisheries amidst the rugged splendor of the central North Island high country on Ngamatea Stations 36,000ha.

Rathmoy Lodge

Near Hunterville in the heart of the Manawatu-Whanganui region, Rathmoy borders the spectacular Rangitikei River. The unique beauty of the bush-clad cliffs, rolling hills, and river terraces, makes Rathmoy the perfect location for fine and wild times.

Tarata Fishaway Lodge

Tarata Fishaway Lodge. We are your hosts, The Mattock family. Our aim is to make your stay comfortable, memorable and fun. In addition to the breath taking views, we have lots of things to keep you entertained...

Whitecliffs Boulders

These magical and extremely intriguing Boulders are known as cannonball concretions made from mudstone. Some are particularly large.

These magical and extremely intriguing Boulders are known as cannonball concretions made from mudstone. Some are particularly large.

It is believed that millions of years ago rivers carried sediment from eroding land out to sea. Shells and trees were also carried out to sea and were trapped in the sediment. The seawater contained dissolved chemicals and formed a cement around what was left of the buried shells and plant material. The cement in this case is calcium carbonate. The organic material seems to create a node for this process to occur.

Taihape Golf Club

The Taihape Golf Club is nestled in the countryside just 5 km north of Taihape Township and 1 km off the main road. It is a beautifully laid out, albeit challenging, golf course in very peaceful surroundings. Taihape is the home course of Hamish Robertson who plays on the Australasian Tour.

Rangitikei Golf Club

Rangitikei Golf Club is known as the Jewel of the Rangitikei. It is located 5kms from the town center of Bulls. The Rangitikei Golf Club's par 72 course offers a challenging 18 holes with elevated tees, undulating fairways, and greens to test the unwary.

Marton Golf Club

Green Fees All Players $25 for 18 Holes. $15 for 9 Holes. Marton Golf Club is situated 5kms off State Highway 3. The best-kept secret in golf. You will find 18 well-groomed and interesting holes in the beautiful Rangitikei CGreen Fees All Players $25 for 18 Holes. $15 for 9 Holes. Marton Golf Club is situated 5kms off State Highway 3.

Merchiston Homestead

Welcome to Merchiston – A 20th-century classification 1 Historical Homestead which stands on a terrace of the Rangitikei River just 2 miles from Rata. It is the home of the Rowe Family and spans back 5 generations to when two early pioneering families became united on the 12th May 1886.
John Hammond from York Farm and Edith McKelvie from Flock House, Parewanui.

Hawkestone Golf

Nine hole country golf course. Cheap green fees ($10). Play as many holes as you like for $10.00. Club days are Tuesday and Saturday. Come join the fun.

Gentle Annie

Taihape - Hawke's bay

This iconic route will surprise you at almost every turn. With vast 360deg views, this road provides ample opportunity to pull over and take in the epic views of the upper Rangitīkei district.

Taihape is the last Petrol stop for about 120ks so fuel up, grab some snacks and enjoy the drive.

Rangitīkei Farmstay

Nestled in the heart of the Rangitīkei district, Andrew and Kylie Stewart welcome you to Rangitīkei Farmstay. This is part of the family farm, Tyrone, farmed by the Stewart family for over 110 years, making your stay a truly authentic New Zealand farm experience.

Majestic theatre Taihape

Rangitīkei's only picture theatre still going today!

The majestic Theatre, Taihape, is the second picture theatre to occupy the site of the present building. The first was built in 1912 but unfortunately burnt down in 1916.

The present purpose-built theatre was opened the following year, 1917, under the name of the previous theatre as the Kings Theatre, and continued as the Kings until July 1929 when it was renamed again and became the present Majestic Theatre. The change of name to the present one in 1929 was due to a change of ownership.

This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993

Extreme 4x4 Experience

Extreme 4x4 Experience is a division of CowperTrucks.

Can-am Maverick X3 & V8 4x4 CowperTruck thrill rides at the Suzuki Extreme 4x4 Challenge venue. Tag a long side x side tours and loop track events will be available at other properties from 2021.

Gumboot Statue

Ever had your photo taken in front of a corrugated iron gumboot?

The gumboot statue in Taihape is made out of number eight wire and corrugated iron. Good ol' kiwi ingenuity!

A must-stop on your travels to capture a moment to remember forever.

Mangaweka Bridge

History still alive today

Built-in 1904, the Mangaweka Bridge over the Rangitīkei River divides the Rangitīkei and Manawatū districts. This historic bridge is the only cantilever road bridge left in New Zealand. Its life as a functional bridge has been under threat due to safety concerns, with the weight restriction reduced to 6000kgs, meaning vehicles any larger than a medium-sized motorhome can no longer cross the bridge. Today it’s a tourist icon, allowing visitors to enjoy the breathtaking river views, papa cliffs and surrounding beauty.

Springvale Suspension bridge

Built between 1923 and 1925, the Springvale Suspension Bridge spans the Rangitikei River. It is now used as a pedestrian bridge.

The bridge was built to be practical and functional. But in the 21st century we can now admire its engineering and celebrate its rarity – very few examples of this type of suspension bridge remain. It links us to the past in the same way that it once linked the local farming community to the outside world and the future.

The bridge is a rare example of a local early 20th century suspension bridge, and today play host to a campground & popular swimming hole.


Red Batch Retreat

Are you looking for a quiet place where you can write or work on your next project? RedBach has been specifically designed and created as a writers and artists retreat, but it is also a great place to rest and relax.

Come and stay in this quirky, retro environment, in the sea-side village of Koitiata, where you can feel the sea breeze from Turakina Beach while you create your next masterpiece or just unwind.

Just a few minutes walk to the beach, RedBach Retreat is centrally located in the lower North Island and is easily accessible by car. It is a short drive from Whanganui or Palmerston North airports and pick-ups/drop-offs are available.

RedBach Retreat was originally the Red Bach gallery where Barbara created her copper sculptures. After closing her gallery and following a conversation with New Zealand author and mentor, Joan Rosier-Jones, Barbara and Terry decided to turn their gallery into a retro and iconic beach retreat. Many hours have since gone into creating a place where people can relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. It is now a space where you can be alone, or meet like-minded people and rejuvenate your artistic mind, whether writing a book or working on an art project.

Welcome to our slice of paradise. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Ngamatea

Run alongside our family-owned farming operation, Ngamatea hunting and fishing offer dream hunting & fishing trips with plentiful fish and game, our guides are relaxed but professional.

Step back in time. Old world values and friendships. Enjoy a warm fire and shelter from the elements. Enjoy simple meals served with a dollop of humor.

Instructional trips, bonding for family & friends, and corporate trips.

Enjoy the challenge of the finest free-range Sika deer herd. Hunt high quality free-range red deer or sample two of New Zealand’s premier trout fisheries amidst the rugged splendor of the central North Island high country on Ngamatea Stations 36,000ha.

Historic Shearers Quarters

BYGONE NOSTALGIA WITH COMFORTABLE MODERN CONVENIENCES

Situated 12kms from SH1, on a working farm the Historic Shearers Quarters are in the beautiful Kawhatau Valley. Unique accommodation in the heart of the Rangitikei.

Yellow Submerine

The Yellow Submarine floats in a sea of green suspended among redwood trees, you can't miss it!
The submarine is yours to relax and play in

Maungaraupi

This grand dame is one of New Zealand’s most iconic heritage country estates, located between Marton and Hunterville in the beautiful Rangitikei district.

No matter the occasion, the scale and history of Maungaraupi lends itself to limitless possibilities. The entire heritage-listed home is available for your next getaway, whether as a Bed & Breakfast or self-contained stay, or you would like to celebrate your wedding and other special events. We look forward to welcoming you.

Mangaweka Dam

A concrete gravity dam, 10m high, and curved for greater stability against the pressure of 20 million liters of water, was constructed across the Mangawharaiki River.

The project was started in 1911 as a water/ power source and is now a popular swimming spot among locals and an attraction among vintage enthusiasts.

Duddings Lake Motorcamp & Picnic Park

Everyone is welcome to visit the lake during the day, there is no charge for day visitors unless you want to use powerboats on the lake. Picnic areas are located around the lake for you to enjoy.