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Bridge to Nowhere

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We canoed in and it was fantastic

We canoed in with a self hire from Owhango Adventures and this was a highlight to see. Also a good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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A fantastic experience from start to finish (even in the rain) - not to be missed!

This trip really is one that should be on every kiwi's bucket list as well as that of our overseas... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
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| Mangapurua Landing, Whanganui River, 3127, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great trip from go to whoa, Joe and his team live up the river and their passion shines through, they know the Whanganui river in all its moods and they showcase the river beautifully. The history of the bridge typifies the courage and tenacity of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Wow thanks for your great review. It was lovely to meet you all and so glad that you enjoyed your time up the river with us. Come back and stay next time and try the canoeing or mountain biking. CU Mandy and Co

Reviewed October 25, 2018

This was a really amazing day. So much history and so much commitment from the WW1 returned servicemen who took up the block so develop. After having been there you can appreciate why it was all so hard and without the government backing that was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Perfect family trip up the beautiful Wanganui river, to the amazing historical bridge to nowhere, our Guide was Joe, whom everyone seemed to know up the river, stopping along the way telling us some stories and guiding the canoes safely through the river. Bug the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

What an awesome family and friends adventure. Fantastic bike ride (muddy so be prepared), cool jet boat ride and we had a wonderful stay in the lodge. Super friendly, food was awesome and lovely hot showers. Canoe paddle the next day was fun. Thanks Joe...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kaye M
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nixxybixxy
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Theboots_11
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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April 11, 2017|
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
October 28, 2015|
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