Just off SH2 only 2 minutes outside Pahiatua is Mangatainoka River Reserve, located directly across the road from the famous Tui Brewery.
In 1889, pioneer Henry Wagstaff stopped by on the banks of the Mangatainoka river to boil up a
pot of tea. The water tasted so good, he decided he had to build a brewery (luckily for us it wasn’t a tea company) and the legacy that is Tui began. Over 128 years on and we’re still here brewing in one of the most renowned breweries in the country. You too can come stay on the banks of the river at our very own Mangatainoka Reserve, a campground reserved for self contained campervans.
Swimming, picnicking, bird- watching, pets and fishing are all permitted here.
This section of the river is well known for its fly fishing and would make an excellent 6-and-out boundary for your next cricket match.
The best bit is that Tui Brewery is just a skip hop across the road (or just under the bridge). At the brewery, you can take a guided tour through our state of the art brewery, try something from our menu, pick up a takeaway coffee, use our famous loos, browse the Histui museum, get free WiFi, or purchase something from the Tui shop.
OUR RESTORATION PROGRAMME
Tui Brewery is dedicated to beautifying our precious Mangatainoka Reserve to ensure it is enjoyed by tourists, locals, Tui’s and Kiwi’s for years to come. Since June 2017, our team, visitors, and friends have planted over 1,000 native plants here in the reserve, as well as investing in a maintenance programme for the park. Find out more about the project – www.tuihq.co.nz/community.