Welcome to the Rangitikei

"Rangitikei, it roars, it whispers, it beckons - this river that defines North Island back country. Feel its power, experience the enchantment." 

The mighty Rangitikei River, a liquid pathway guiding you through this area of natural beauty, exciting activities, genuine Kiwi hospitality, vibrant towns and flourishing communities.

What's On

The Ruapehu Anzac Express
Sunday, April 26, 2015 (All day)

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this Anzac Weekend excursion to the Central Plateau. This special train will be hauled by WWI memorial locomotive Ab608 “Passchendaele”. Sit back and relax while we take you through the Manawatu & Rangitikei areas to your destination of either Waiouru or Ohakune. Travel over many impressive viaducts, enjoy the landscape of the Rangitikei River Valley and the mountain vistas of the Central Plateau.

Manawatu MTB Club Winter Series Race 1
Sunday, May 17, 2015 (All day)

When: Sun 17 May 2015, 12:30pm

Where:Raumai Mountain Bike Park, 1042 Raumai Rd, Santoft, Bulls

All Ages Ticket Information: MMBC or Wanganui MTB club Member: $5.00 Non-Member: $10.00

Additional fees may apply Website: Manawatu MTB Club Events

This popular series is back again for another year, again sponsored by Crank It Cycles. The series has a course and grades suitable for all levels of riders with a special short course for young less experienced riders just starting out on their mountain bikes.

Registration 12.30pm  

Manawatu MTB Club Family Ride
Saturday, June 13, 2015 (All day)

Family Mountain Bike Ride. These rides are suited especially for beginners and families, however any rider is welcome to come along, and extra help supporting and leading small groups are welcomed. Come for a ride around the Raumai Forest with people on hand to show you around. Meet at the end of Raumai Rd, Bulls, ready to ride by the time listed. Contact Jim 027 606 7910

The Mudder
Saturday, September 19, 2015 (All day)

For those that thought our mud run was gone, fear not adventure seekers. We at Rangitikei Farmstay are excited to bring you "THE MUDDER", the mud run to top all others. This proven course will have some new thrills and spills, and also a whole lot more mud, but will retain the same core characteristics that have proved so popular to thrill seekers in 2013 and 2014. Lock the date in your diary now 

Rangitikei Farmstay Woolshed, 498 Makuhou Road, 4788 Marton, New Zealand

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