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Bridge to Nowhere

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Mangapurua Landing, Whanganui River, 3127 New Zealand
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Bike along the historic Ohakune Old Coach Road at your own pace during a self-guided ride through spectacular scenery. Your tour includes the use of bike and helmet, and transportation to the starting point in Horopito. The 4-hour ride back to Ohakune offers views of Mount Ruapehu, the Taonui Railway Viaduct, Haeremaere Stream, Waimarino Plains, the historic Hapuawhenua Viaduct, and native New Zealand plant and animal life.
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Ali A wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland74 contributions24 helpful votes
We caught the boat after tramping the Matemateonga track, which took us up to the bridge, per whanganui river adventures. This was well worth it, with such beautiful scenery. Ken gave us excellent history about the place, and a cup of tea as well! Go on a sunny day if possible, dress warmly for the boat, and wear good walking shoes.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Vaughan H wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions16 helpful votes
We took the Stay and Play option with a jet boat ride up to the Mangapurua Landing, 40 minute walk into the Bridge to Nowhere, and jet boat back the Bridge to Nowhere Lodge for the night. Surprised how many people were canoeing along the way. The jet boat driver was both friendly and knowledgeable and the views along the way were great. family. At the lodge the staff were all very friendly and service was great. Dinner that night was excellent and we enjoyed the quiet peaceful setting. A good breakfast next morning and jet boat back to Pipiriki. A great experience and highly recommended as a way to see a part of New Zealand that is otherwise inaccessible.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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D P wrote a review Feb 2019
Wellington, New Zealand6,343 contributions628 helpful votes
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We canoed in with a self hire from Owhango Adventures and this was a highlight to see. Also a good excuse to use our legs after a long days paddle previously. The landing is a bit of a rock face with several places to tie up your boats but beware that it gets really busy so sometimes you have to transverse other boats to get to dry land or vice versa. Also note that jet boats and other larger craft use the small slip face to dock so that adds to the fun. The walk to the Bridge to Nowhere takes about 35 minutes and there are two long drops available to use should you require the toilet. The walk is slightly uphill and through native bush with great views over the river and bridges river. It is also a cycle path if you wanted to cycle it from the other end. There are huge eels to be seen if you look down over the right side of the bridge to the water and stunning views. There is also a good write up regarding the constitution and usage of the bridge as well as a few picnic tables to relax on before you return.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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LilAliP wrote a review Nov 2018
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This trip really is one that should be on every kiwi's bucket list as well as that of our overseas tourist's. We did the jetboat up from Pipiriki, hiked to the Bridge to Nowhere (a reasonable 30-40 min walk up from the river landing), and jetboated back, stopping at the Lodge & again to drop off those wanting to kayak part of the way back. Harley our guide & jetboat driver admitted to absolutely loving his job and it showed, he was passionate, safe, fun and knowledgeable and really made sure everyone had a great day out. Learnt heaps about the area's history and was impressed by it's beauty, will definately be back, very keen to mountainbike in with my hubby & stay at the Lodge a night, as I'm sure he will love it as much as I did. Highly recommend this company
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from BTNLodge, Guide at Bridge to Nowhere
Responded Apr 16, 2019
Was an absolute blast having you here to enjoy our bit of paradise and hope to see you here again soon :) Harley
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Connector25918131081 wrote a review Nov 2018
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We took the jet boat ride, but saw many people canoeing along the way. The people were both friendly and knowledgeable and the views along the way were amazing, at times breath taking. I am headed back at some point in the future to canoe down with my family. At the lodge we were treated to a bang up meal in quiet peaceful surroundings, would I do it again, defiantly.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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