You'll Never be Bored at Te Awa
Escape your every day with multiple adventures waiting to be had, all within reach of your glamping site. Whether you want to relax and unwind by the superb Whanganui River or make the most of an action-packed stay, this is the place to stop. No matter what activity you choose, every experience is a true taste of intrepid New Zealand and one you won’t forget.
FORGOTTEN WORLD ADVENTURES
Partake in this award-winning experience either by Rail Cart down the Forgotten World railway or jet boat along the Whanganui River.
It is the perfect means to appreciate the rugged and ever-changing scenery in this historic part of New Zealand.
We are in an ideal location to explore the numerous and impressive tracks within an hour of Taumarunui. Whatever your level of riding, there is a track waiting to be attacked! We can help you organise transfers or recommend local rides.
Only a five-minute drive down the Forgotten World Highway or a two-hour canoe down Te Awa o Whanganui and you arrive at Lauren's Lavender Farm.
Voted as one of New Zealand's most beautiful lavender farms, the lavender is in full bloom from the end of December until early March.
Hire a canoe and paddle down the historic Whanganui River, following the trail of the old transportation system between Taumarunui and Whanganui.
With 239 named rapids and a gentle gradient, you'll experience the untamed beauty of this natural taonga.
Whether you want a thrill or to chill, Blazing Paddles and Taumarunui Canoe Hire offers jetboat rides that allow you to experience the Whanganui River from a unique perspective.
RUAPEHU ADVENTURE RIDES
Experience the thrill of Quad biking in wide-open spaces as you venture through some of New Zealand's most stunning scenery. Based right under the world-famous Tongariro National Park you will experience the freedom of fresh air with guided Quad bike tours over hills, through water and forest on top quality, well-maintained Quad bikes.
FISHING AND ANGLING
Taumarunui offers some of the best trout fishing in New Zealand. The backcountry setting of the Whanganui River is renowned among fishermen as one of the best locations to catch brown and rainbow trout.
AWARD-WINNING GARDEN TOUR
Awarded a five-star rating by the NZ Garden's Trust, Bradley's Garden is a "garden of national significance". The five-acre country garden has surprises around every corner as you walk through the beautifully landscaped 'rooms', including pond areas, Lavender Lane, the Italian garden, and amphitheatre to name a few. Prepare to be amazed!
Te Awa Glamping is located only 40 minutes from the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park which offers a wide range of exciting activities in the midst of the three mighty mountains: Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngaruahoe.
New Zealand's finest one-day tramp, with 19.4km of breathtaking terrain and sublime scenery as you trek between Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngaruahoe.
With 60km of multi-level trails, not only is Whakapapa Ski Field the perfect place to ski or board, it is also home to New Zealand's largest gondola which leads to award-winning Knoll Ridge Chalet, open all year round.
There is an array of short walks for all capabilities in and around Whakapapa Village. Immerse yourself in this awe-inspiring landscape and see the crystal clear waters of the Whakapapa River as it flows straight off the mountain. The Whakapapa River is also a major tributary of Te Awa Whanganui.