Join Joe or Ben ( your driver-guide) on one of our “Bridge to Nowhere” jet boat tours
Travel 30km (1 hour) upstream into the middle reaches of the Whanganui River. Pristine native bush cloaks the banks and you will see deep gorges covered with ferns, caves, rapids and other unique and amazing scenery. See the world famous Drop Scene, the Dress Circle and the ancient pegs used by the river boat crew to help them negotiate these waters over 100 years ago. Continuing on deeper into this wilderness area you’ll arrive at the Mangapurua Landing.
Your walk to the Bridge to Nowhere begins here. The easy walk follows an old road and takes approximately 40 minutes. Continue on through the bush until you arrive at the historic “Bridge to Nowhere” – gateway to the “Valley of Abandoned Dreams”.
Bring a picnic lunch to have at the Bridge and enjoy tales fo the historic Mangapurua Valley and its pioneering people. A return walk to the boat and trip down river to Pipiriki completes this unique experience.
Suitable for all ages.
This tour departs from our base in Pipiriki
Corner of Raetihi-Pipiriki Road and Owairau Road
Daily check in time 10.30am or as advised
Shower (wind proof) jacket
Suitable clothing for the time of year
Sunglasses are good on the boat
Comfortable walking shoes
Tea, coffee, milo (hot chocolate), and biscuits which we have at the bridge.
Free day parking is available at our base
Secure overnight parking $10
Please take all valuables with you.
Get a group (minimum of 10) together and make a day of it! As an optional part of your Bridge to Nowhere adventure enjoy a delicious lunch at the Bridge to Nowhere Lodge. Stroll around our property, be amused by our animals or just sit on the balcony and watch the river float by.
Lunch option – additional prices from $15.00 pp on top of tour price.