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

Raurimu Spiral Excursion with High Voltage Locomotive
Sunday, April 12, 2015 (All day)

Join us on a unique railway trip to the Raurimu Spiral. We plan to use our 1940's heritage carriages hauled by a ultra powerful Class 30 EF British built 25Kv 4000HP Electric Locomotive.

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.

Hunterville Huntaway Festival
Saturday, October 31, 2015 (All day)

A celebration of rural life and the Huntaway dog. The main event is the Shepherd's Shemozzle which challenges man and dog with steep hill climbs and unusual obstacle courses. The Teen and Children's Shemozzles are fiercely contested too. Stalls, children's activities, dog shows and demonstrations, shearing competitions, music and food make this a great family fun day. Visit www.shemozzle.co.nz.

Marton Market Day
Saturday, November 28, 2015 (All day)

Full of great stalls and local entertainment

Join our own Town Crier as he sets the pace through the market. A vibrant and colourful day for the whole famiily.