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Bridge to Nowhere Tours

Address: Cnr Pekapeka Road and Owairua Road | Pipiriki, Pipiriki 4576, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06-385-4622
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Pipiriki
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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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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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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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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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our family bought us the tickets for this trip as a birthday present to me. I can honestly say it was the best birthday present I have had in my 70 years. Ben, our guide, had a great sense of humour, great knowledge of the area and it's history and was an expert at handling the jet boat. The awesome... More 

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Rotorua, NZ
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have wanted to do the Bridge to Nowhere trip for a few years & finally decided to go. Booked the previous day & were lucky they had space. The guide, Ben, was excellent. Great trip, over an hour each way on the water; lovely bush walk of about 40 mins each way to the bridge. Cup of tea/coffee &... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Informative Guide was on own but lucky to have a friendly group on board. Well worth the trip down, came away with an appreciation for the hardship of the pioneers. Just a couple of tips although the blurb says meet at the cafe bring your own lunch do not expect pre packed lunches on sale, communication with company could be... More 

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Auckland, NZ
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17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I did the Bridge to Nowhere Tour last weekend and had an awesome time. The guide was great, as was his little boy, Blake, who came along with us. Taking this trip is really an opportunity to see an unspoilt part of New Zealand, and to enjoy a bush walk for those of us who aren't up to long hikes.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

we must have been unlucky compared to those above but unfortunately our experience with this company was not a good one a first for new zealand. we booked the bridge to nowhere tour with jet there and canoe back. first off we arrived at 9am as asked. by 10am nobody had arrived. we went down the road to try and... More 

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