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Bridge to Nowhere

| Mangapurua Landing, Whanganui River, 4576, New Zealand
+64 6 349 2100
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Exciting, fun and easy!

We had a fabulous time on this trip. Scooting up the river in a jet boat surrounded by a million... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nixxybixxy
AN ADVENTURE NOT TO BE MISSED!

From the start to the end we enjoyed every part of this adventure. The river is beautiful and our... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Theboots_11
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| Mangapurua Landing, Whanganui River, 4576, New Zealand
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"whanganui river"
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"jet boat ride"
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"great trip"
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"picnic lunch"
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"bush walk"
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"an adventure"
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"day trip"
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"mountain biking"
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"new zealand"
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"stunning scenery"
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"farm track"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fabulous time on this trip. Scooting up the river in a jet boat surrounded by a million shades of green, it was so tranquil.... then a lovely easy walk to a bridge... in the middle of nowhere :) we were treated to...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

From the start to the end we enjoyed every part of this adventure. The river is beautiful and our informative driver Ken gave us a good insight into bygone times on the river. Having done the Shotover River jet boat ride some years ago and...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We chose Whanganui River Adventures and had the best day. From the minute we arrived there was a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We had 'Young Thomas' as our guide and his knowledge of the area as well of his enthusiasm and care for us...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

After taking a cruisy drive up the River Road to Pipiriki, we finally made it to the base in the old school. (There are a couple of other operators in close proximity so make sure you know EXACTLY where you are going - check an...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

A beautiful river with many options for canoeing (up to 7 days), jet boating, mountain bike riding (but part is passable by boat only) or, in parts, driving.

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Everything about this trip was wonderful. The last time I drove the river road from Wanganui (22 years ago) it was unsealed and very slow. Now it is a pleasure to drive this scenic route to the settlement of Pipiriki where we were welcomed by...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Glorious weather helped make this a great trip. Jet boat up river is a journey through stunning scenery, you get taken back in time, it's so unspoilt. Stopped for an easy bush walk (30-35 mins) to the Bridge to Nowhere which is worth visiting for...More

Thank Sam M
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BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

So glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! It is a pretty amazing part of NZ great that the weather behaved for you! Mandy :)

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Reviewed February 6, 2017

My friends and I stopped here on the Whanganui Canoe Journey. We pulled into the second mooring for the hike which is up the small tributary just a few minutes past the main mooring. I wouldn't actually recommend this option, although the walk is shorter,...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Bridge to Nowhere after mountain biking 42km from Whakahoro via the Kaiwkakauka Track (20km climb) and then joining the Mangapurua Track (essentially 22km of down hill on an old farm track) to finally arrive at the Bridge to Nowhere. Took 3...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous night at "Bridge to Nowhere" friendly staff, great service, a wonderful meal , breakfast & packed lunch. We were a party of 10 biking "Mountains To Sea" The jet boat ride was really good, Jo was on time, in fact waiting...More

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BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2016

Thanks for your review. Glad that you had such a good time was great to meet you all! Come again! Cheers Joe

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Harunesh R
April 11, 2017|
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Response from BTNLodge | Property representative |
The easiest way is up the river road from Wanganui. The walk takes approx 40 minutes each way and is classed as easy. It is not a race , so time is not a major issue. Ounce at the bridge we stop for lunch. Tea and coffee... More
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Clarke B
October 28, 2015|
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Response from skb123Ruapehu | Property representative |
Hi There From Wanganui you go north out of town on SH4 the Paraparas. At Raetihi township turn left down the main street and carry on for about 30 minutes. When you get to Pipiriki carry on through the village to the cross... More
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