Bridge to Nowhere Whanganui River Tours and Accommodation

Whanganui River Adventure Tours
Transport and Accommodation

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Bridge to Nowhere offer you a complete Whanganui River experience.

Jet boat tours to the Bridge to Nowhere
Unique lodge accommodation in Whanganui National Park
Canoe trips to untouched parts of the River
Transport for trampers and mountain bikers to and from Whanganui National Park
The Mountain to the Sea
Mountain bike trip accommodation & transport packages

We offer lots of ready made tours and experiences for you to choose from - But we are happy and able to tailor our packages for your specific requirements.

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Bridge to Nowhere Tours

With over 40 years of living, working and playing in the park we have an extensive knowledge of the river tracks and their secrets.
Visit the Whanganui River,

“Let us show you our world”

Arrive as strangers... leave as friends

Our Tours

Jet Boat Tours

Join Joe or Ben on one of our fantastic Bridge to Nowhere - Jet Boat Tours
Popular Tour

Jet Boat & Canoe Tours

Jet BoatTour - plus Canoeing (unguided) Express, Half and Full day Adventures available

Stay and Play Packages

Combine the Bridge to Nowhere jet boat tour with Canoeing on the Whanganui River and a stay at the Bridge to Nowhere Lodge or Campground.


Mountain Biking Bridge to Nowhere/Mangapurua Track

Ride Description and Day Trip Options

“If you only have the chance to do one adventure ride this year, this is the North Island’s best. There are several ways to tackle this ride. We really enjoyed the full round trip.” Simon, Jonathan and Paul Kennett

Mountain Biking Bridge to Nowhere/Mangapurua Track

Overnight & Canoeing Options

We offer a variety of packages for you to enjoy including shuttles, accommodation, jet boat transfers and canoeing...

Hiking and Tramping Mangapurua and Matemateaonga Tracks

Jet boat transfers accommodation and canoeing options for all trampers in the Whanganui National Park.


The Bridge to Nowhere Lodge

The Bridge to Nowhere Lodge is a unique place. Located deep in the Whanganui National Park wilderness region, we are the only Whanganui River accommodation of this kind in the area. Perched high above the river and surrounded by native bush the only access is by the lodge’s jet boat service, canoe, by foot or helicopter...

The Bridge to Nowhere Campground

We are 9km or 1 1/2 hours paddling below the Mangapurua Landing where you probably stopped to walk into the Bridge to Nowhere. 4 Cabins with awesome THICK mattresses, picnic tables, cook house, bbq's and more...

The Bridge to Nowhere Campground

The campground is about 100 meters up stream from our Bridge to Nowhere Lodge on the same side of the river, so if you are canoeing you will see it first.
The campground was fully upgraded in 2014. Hot showers, Toilets, Glow worms, clothes lines and more...


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How to find us

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About Us

Find out more about the Bridge to Nowhere family

The River

The Whanganui River winds its way from the mountains to Wanganui City by the Tasman Sea. It flows through countless hills and valleys. Lowland forest surrounds the river in its middle and lower reaches, forming the heart of the Whanganui National Park.