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Address: Cnr Pekapeka Road and Owairua Road | Pipiriki, Pipiriki 4576, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06-385-4622
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Sightseeing in paradise

We combined this jet boat your to the Bridge to Nowhere with an overnight stay at the lodge. It was an excellent overall experience. We chose to jet boat both ways but others were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Julie057
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Auckland New Zealand
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Auckland New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We combined this jet boat your to the Bridge to Nowhere with an overnight stay at the lodge. It was an excellent overall experience. We chose to jet boat both ways but others were canoeing some parts of the river. The area is remote and the scenery breathtaking.

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had a good day but I thought this company was unprofessional. Firstly, I arrived at 10 am as told to check in. No-one was around and office was closed up. At around 10.20 they turned up with no explanation or apology.I found the driver to be a bit cocky. I asked if there was drinking water on board and... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We loved our trip! Joe our guide was funny and informative and the jet boat ride was a great way of getting to the walk to the Bridge, which is quite literally in the middle of nowhere. The highlight though was undoubtedly when we got dropped off at the lodge and paddled for a couple of hours as a family,... More 

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic excursion from Pipiriki up the beautiful Wanganui River to a walk in iconic New Zealand bush to The Bridge to Nowhere. We have been on other NZ jet boat excursions and white watering on the Colorado, and this trip rates. So many options, canoeing, mountain biking, tramping, lodge stay, or camping ground. We had limited time... More 

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Bern
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were both really looking forward to our trip up the river, an overnight stay in the lodge and then the Bridge to Nowhere trip the following day. Right from the start we have had problems with this company, problems getting an initial response, eventually contacted GrabOne for help, problems getting them to confirm the date and the time. Each... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
36 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Thankfully, we had no problem with going up the river, seeing the bridge to nowhere and canoeing about 13k back before being picked up by the jet boat and treated to some wheelie spin equivalents on the river. Not sure what rapids the 'negative' canoe experts had problems with? I hadn't been in a canoe since 1969 (and that was... More 

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Napier
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out with this tour. The leader Ben is a real asset to the business. The trip in the boat was great with majestic scenery. A tip would be to wear clothes to allow for the fact it is cooler when the boat is in motion. Glasses good to keep the wind out of your eyes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was very fortunate to be part of a work group on this tour this month. We first boarded the jet boat at Pipiriki, and as we went upstream, we were given brief history lessons along the way. The river was reasonably low, and provided fantastic views of the surroundings - this place is absolutely stunning with native scrub and... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Thought this was good value for money - guide very friendly and informative of the local history and very obliging. Gave use some 360s spins to add to the excitement. Good jet boat. Easy walk to the bridge - a must do. Scenery fantastic

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Hilversum
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is one of the best experiences in NZ we had during our long stay. A jetboat tour starting in the middle of nowhere heading stream up for one hour. Captains were nice, funny, relaxed and experienced father and son who live there for ages. This environment is so impressing and beautyful, unspoiled and endless. The boat brings you to... More 

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