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Bridge to Nowhere

Whanganui, New Zealand
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About Bridge to Nowhere
Joe and Mandy invite you to join us at Bridge to Nowhere for your complete Whanganui River experience - Jet boat tours to the Bridge to Nowhere - Unique lodge accommodation in the Whanganui National Park - Canoe trips to untouched parts of the river - Transport for trampers & mountain bikers to and from Whanganui National Park - Mountains to Sea - Mountain bike the Mangapurua track section. Accommodation & transport packages available. Jet Boat Tours Departing from Pipiriki, our tours to the Bridge to Nowhere run daily. BTN Lodge and Campground Unique river accommodation located deep in the Whanganui National Park wilderness region. Mountain Biking The Mangapurua / Bridge to Nowhere Track. Part of the Mountain to Sea cycle trail, a fantastic one or two day trip. Canoeing Combine a stay at the lodge & tour to the Bridge to Nowhere with canoeing the River. Tramping Trek through the Whanganui National Park including the Matemateaonga and Bridge to Nowhere tracks.
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Freedom68347645951 wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
We had a great day on the Whanganui River with Bridge to Nowhere- our guide Joe was fabulous and full of local knowledge- we loved every moment of it- the jet boat ride was great and the walk up to the bridge was pretty easy. A great day !
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Date of experience: September 2020
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FunFoodie2013 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I joined Jonathan and Wayne, and a couple from Oz on the jet boat trip to the Bridge to Nowhere! We had a beautiful day, J & W, were great hosts, we thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride, doing donuts and getting wet. The bridge and info are well worth hearing about! Magical day up the Whanganui River!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Shona R wrote a review Jan 2020
Feilding, New Zealand45 contributions2 helpful votes
Great day out. Jet boat ride up water to the walk to the Bridge To Nowhere. This is an easy walk through nice bush. Jet back part way back down river, then canoed the last 10 kms. Rapids do take a little negotiation.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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TvG wrote a review Jan 2019
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand39 contributions10 helpful votes
We did the Bridge to Nowhere Trip jet boating up and back with the walk into the bridge. It was a last minute booking and Mandy was great on the phone and willingly accommodated us, getting back to us promptly by email to confirm the booking. Be prepared for being on “river time” but that’s the way it rolls and you just go with the flow. It was a busy day for the crew with lots of bodies on the river but they went out of their way to make sure everyone’s needs were accommodated. The guides were very laid back, informative and friendly. They kept an eye out for everybody on the river, regardless of which operator they were booked with, which speaks volumes for their integrity and hospitality. Thanks for a great day out, we will be back to stay at the lodge on another visit.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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gloriabarr39 wrote a review Oct 2018
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand1 contribution
There were 6 of us adventurous ladies, kinda senior in years, but young at heart, and we were very keen to visit the iconic Bridge To Nowhere up the beautiful scenic Wanganui River. Peter drove us up the Wanganui River Road in a people mover from Wanganui city to Pipiriki, pointing out places of interest on the way, to the small settlement of Pipiriki way up the Wanganui River, where we were to be taken by Joe, Ben and newby Harley on an exhilarating one hour plus jetboat ride up to the landing, through some magnificent scenery. Joe Adams of Bridge To Nowhere Tours guided our group on our 40 minute walk into the 'Bridge to Nowhere', where we enjoyed our premade filled rolls, and a very welcome cup of tea or coffee, packed in by the indomitable Joe. After lunch and time to catch our breath, we set out on our return walk through mostly native bush on a largely flat track ably maintained by DOC, and well within the walking capability of the mature set. The jetboat ride back to Pipiriki was glorious, as by now the sun had emerged, offsetting the natural beauty of the river itself, and surrounds. I thoroughly enjoyed our van trip up to Pipiriki, the JETBOAT ride up to the Bridge landing, and the walk through native bush into the actual Bridge To Nowhere. On hearing the comments of the other ladies, I think I can safely speak for them as well in heartily recommending this Bridge to Nowhere Tour to anyone from anywhere. Joe Adams and his son Ben are excellent hosts, and very witty with it, so a big thankyou to both of you from the Europe Tour Ladies, Gloria, Robynne, Robyn, Carolyn, Linda and Elaine.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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