• Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and Tours Wanganui, New Zealand

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    Join us on a voyage of discovery into the wilderness region of the Whanganui River and National Park!

    Bridge to Nowhere Tour (4 hours) Departing from Pipikiri, our jet boat tours run daily from this tiny, historic village nestled on the banks of the Whanganui River. Travel 30km into the wilderness region through fern-clad gorges, see historic sights and amazing scenery and on to the Mangapurua Landing. Enjoy a 40-minute walk through native bush into the famous Bridge to Nowhere, have lunch and hear tales of the area and the pioneering families who tried to tame this rugged land.

    Explore Jet/Canoe (1 day) Bridge to Nowhere Tour as above followed by 1-2 hours canoeing.

    Express Jet/Canoe Package (1/2 day) Jet boat 10-20km up river and canoe back 1-4 hours.

    Bridge to Nowhere Lodge Located deep in the Whanganui National Park wilderness region, surrounded by native bush and overlooking the river. Access is only by our jet boat, canoeing or tramping. Simply Unique!

    Hiking/Tramping/Mountain Biking Walk/bike in, jet boat out.

    Mangapura Track (via Raetihi or Whakahoro) Follow the early roads down through the Ruatiti and Mangapurua Valleys past where pioneering settlers made their homes, over the historic Bridge to Nowhere and on to the Whanganui River for a jet boat pick-up!

    Matemateaonga Track (3-4 days via Stratford) Follow an old Maori trail and settlers’ dray road. Native NZ forest at its unspoilt best! Awesome views! DOC huts.

    Both tracks can be walked from either direction! Unique tramping/boating circuit! We can organise all your vehicle and jet boat transfers!
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