Just spent 3 days in a Canadian Canoe on the Wanganui River, all organized through the Bridge to Nowhere Lodge.
It was one of the most amazing 3 days anyone can experience. Canoeing along the Wanganui River is breathtaking and parts of the ravine are so isolated you really feel as though you are in the wilderness.
The first night we stayed in a traditional DOC hut but the second night we stayed at the Bridge to nowhere Lodge. 21km from the nearest road, with everything brought in by jet boat, it was a unique experience. Get to stay with a family that has lived on the river for generations.
If you are only in NZ for a few days, and what to experience something unique anywhere in the world, the Wanganui River journey must be on the list. And a stay at the Bridge to nowhere Lodge will be one of the highlights !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two types of lodging is available - fully catered and includes; comfortable accommodation, buffet dinner, and breakfast.OR a self-catering option with accommodation in a bunk or family room accommodation, (doubles available on application) and includes use of all the facilities: fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room, showers. You bring your own sleeping bag and food.Ideal for canoeists or trampers who would like a well deserved hot shower and a comfortable bed. ... more less