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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Playgrounds; Parks; Outdoors

Kowhai Park is a delightful  park for the young ones. It provides bundles of fun for the kids while you relax under one of thew many luscious green trees. It has a shallow pool... more »

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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
Owner description: WELCOME Joe and Mandy welcome you to Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and Tours. We are a family run outdoor adventure tourism... more » Owner description: WELCOME Joe and Mandy welcome you to Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and Tours. We are a family run outdoor adventure tourism business operated in the wilderness region of the Whanganui National Park. North Island of New Zealand. With 5 generations and a lifetime of living, working and playing in the park our family have an extensive knowledge of the river, tracks and their secrets. We specialize in . JET BOAT TOURS to the BRIDGE TO NOWHERE . CANOEING and KAYAKING . MOUNTAIN BIKING - Mountains to Sea Track . TRAMPING / HIKING . BTN LODGE and CAMPGROUND AND anything to do with the Whanganui River and bush regions of the Whanganui National Park. BRIDGE TO NOWHERE TOUR Join Joe, Ben or Kelly (your driver - guide) on one of our "Bridge to Nowhere" jet boat tours. Travel 30km (1 hour) upstream into the middle reaches of the Whanganui River. Pristine native bush cloaks the banks and you will see deep gorges covered with ferns, caves, rapids and other unique and amazing scenery. See the world famous Drop Scene, the Dress Circle and the ancient pegs used by the river boat crew to help them negotiate the treacherous Ngaporo rapids. Continuing on deeper into this wilderness area you'll arrive at the Mangapurua Landing. Your walk to the Bridge to Nowhere begins here. The walk follows the old road and takes approximately 40 minutes. Continue on through the bush until you arrive at the historic "Bridge to Nowhere" - gateway to the "Valley of Abandoned Dreams." Bring a picnic lunch to have at the Bridge, enjoy tales of the historic Mangapurua Valley and its pioneering people. A return walk to the boat and trip back down river to Pipiriki completes this unique experience. BRIDGE TO NOWHERE LODGE Extend your trip by staying at our exclusive lodge called Bridge to Nowhere Lodge. We offer fully catered or self catering accommodation and a licensed bar. The Lodge is the only accommodation of its kind in the area; there are no roads to the Lodge. Access is only by our Lodge jet boat or canoe! BRIDGE TO NOWHERE CAMPGROUND If you would prefer being closer to nature stay at our campground. We have new cabins, tent sites, hot showers and a huge camp kitchen. The Lodge and campground are especially suitable for mountain bikers, trampers, backpackers and canoeists and anyone who would like a well deserved hot shower and comfortable bed. We looking forward to meeting you! Welcome to our world. ARRIVE AS STRANGERS LEAVE AS FRIEND « less
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Owner description: The Wanganui i-SITE Visitor Centre is your 'one stop travel shop' for tours, activities and accommodation in Whanganui and... more » Owner description: The Wanganui i-SITE Visitor Centre is your 'one stop travel shop' for tours, activities and accommodation in Whanganui and throughout New Zealand. Our friendly staff delight in welcoming visitors and locals to the heart of the city's historic old town. Visit the local experts for free, impartial and comprehensive travel advice, information, maps, brochures and bookings. « less
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Boat Tours; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Spectacular outdoor experience on the Whanganui River - jet boating to The Bridge to Nowhere with experienced local hosts,... more » Owner description: Spectacular outdoor experience on the Whanganui River - jet boating to The Bridge to Nowhere with experienced local hosts, complete mountain biking packages for the Mountains to the Sea Cycle Trail, and the Mangapurua/Bridge to Nowhere Cycle Trail. We also arrange guided canoe tours for groups, run by experienced local Maori hosts. Wonderful experience with good people.The scenery is fantastic, out of this world, this is why New Zealand is the film makers paradise! « less
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Wanganui
Category: Art Galleries; Shopping
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