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Bridge to Nowhere Lodge

Bridge to Nowhere offer you a complete Whanganui River experience.

Please Note
Fully catered dinner bed and breakfast is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday only.
Self catering in the Lodge is available every day.

I have also got some pricing changes the main ones at the moment are the Lodge Dinner bed and breakfast is $ 170 pp and self catering in the Lodge $ 60 pp. Just leave the childrens rate for now. Will send through more changes as we work through them.

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 Lodge offers comfortable double/twin share accommodation along with family bunk rooms. For groups we have the capacity to accommodate 25 people:

  • 4 x double rooms with single bed
  • 1 x twin room
  • 1 x single room
  • 2 x bunkrooms (sleeping up to 5 in one room and 6 in other)
  • Rooms have magnificent bush and river views with French doors opening onto the balcony.

Either cater for yourself in our kitchen or sit back and relax and enjoy a generous buffet dinner and breakfast in the morning. Our licensed bar offers a selection of New Zealand wines and beers to compliment your meal. Enjoy your meals in the dining room or on the balcony overlooking the river.

There are many things to do whilst staying with us:

Wander around our farm and feed the animals. We have sheep, cows, horses, miniature ponies, alpacas, goats, pigs, emus, turkeys, chickens, dogs and a peacock.

Canoe or jet boat from the Lodge across the river to Teiki Marae, explore the Marae and meet the locals.

Take a tour to the Bridge to Nowhere or try a jet/canoe trip option to explore the river.

In the evenings take a stroll and discover our glow worms.
Listen for the distinctive call of the endangered native kiwi.
Gaze at the clear skies and spot the Southern Cross, the Milky Way, satellites and the billions of stars.

After spending a night or two with us return to Pipiriki on the jet boat or canoe.

Bridge to Nowhere Tours

Bridge to Nowhere Retreat

Combine the Bridge to Nowhere tour with an overnight stay at the unique and secluded ‘Bridge to Nowhere Lodge’
$ 300 Adults
  • $150 Children (5-15)
  • $75 Under 5's

Lodge Catered

Lodge accommodation fully catered - ideal for trampers, canoeists, guests staying extra nights. Package includes; comfortable accom
$ 170 Adults
  • $80 Children (5-15)
  • $20 Under 5's

Lodge Self Catering

Bunk or family room accommodation, (doubles as available)
use of all the Lodges facilities:
Fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room, showers.
$ 60 Adults
  • $55 Children (5-15)
  • $20 Under 5's

Add an Activity

  • Jet Boat Tour
  • Canoeing
  • Tramping
  • Fully Licensed Bar

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
Most
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.

Activities

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.

Accommodation

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

Cabins
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

Tenting
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.
Bar!
The campground was fully upgraded in 2014. Hot showers, Toilets, Glow worms, clothes lines and more...

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Cancellation policies
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Accommodation including meals
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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.