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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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Fun jet boat and canoe experience to enjoy the Whanganui River National Park

This is a long and fun jet boat ride of more than 30 km up the beautiful and isolated Whanganui river and is very good value in terms of time spent on the river in the jet boat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a long and fun jet boat ride of more than 30 km up the beautiful and isolated Whanganui river and is very good value in terms of time spent on the river in the jet boat. The sides of the river bank are imposing and majestic and our guide Ben pointed out how high the river could rise... More 

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Gisborne New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The trip up to the bridge walkway in the jet boat ride and the history provided on the trip by the Guide Ben .At the bridge a lot more facts and figures plus old photos just added to the experience. We all stayed at the lodge for the night which was warm and the bedrooms and the beds were excellent.... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My mum grew up in Wanganuni and in all the years we've been back and forward to visit family there, we have never done this tour. what a gem! It is about 1.5 hour along a windy river road from Wanganui to Pipiriki but the views along the road are aonderful. Suggest allow 2 hours so you can stop and... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We took the package that included a jet boat tour of the river with a short hike to and from the bridge at the far end. I enjoyed the hike very much. This is a pretty easy tramp, and should be doable by anyone who is relatively mobile. There are no steep ascents or descents, and the track is fairly... More 

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Auckland New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Cnr Pekapeka Road and Owairua Road | Pipiriki, Pipiriki 4576, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06-385-4622
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Pipiriki

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