Bridge to Nowhere Tours - Jet Boat
Whanganui River Day Tours | Boating Adventures | Bridge to Nowhere

Mix and Match from the following 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 map

Part of what is the Mountain to Sea cycle-way trail this track is a fantastic one or two day trip.

Depending on fitness levels and group size, this track takes between 5 and 7 hours to cycle.

We’ve got a range of options available including transport and accommodation to assist in organising your trip. With accommodation bases in both Raetihi (Raetihi Holiday Park 0800 40 88 88) and at the river end of the bike trail,
(Bridge to Nowhere Lodge 0800 480 308) and a jet boat transfer service we are able to look after all your transport and accommodation requirements.

Trips arranged through us depart from our base at the Raetihi Holiday Park on SH4 top of the Parapara Scenic Highway.

At the start of the ride you will be given a tour map indicating approximate times, places of interest and historic sites to see. Later that day at a pre determined time, Bridge to Nowhere Tours will meet you at the Mangapurua Landing and transport both you and your bikes back to Pipiriki or the lodge if you wish to stay the night. Our jet boats have been specially modified to carry your bikes safely!

For an Overnight Stay
Please choose from the following Accommodation Options

After riding the Mangapurua Track you and your bikes will be jet boated down to Bridge to Nowhere Lodge or Campground. This is the only accommodation of its kind inside the Whanganui National Park.

The Works

$ 170 per person
  • Fully Catered in the Lodge
  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Popular

Backpacker

$ 70 per person
  • Self Catering in the Lodge
  • Bring your own food and bedding
Popular

Cabin

$ 30 per person
  • Cabin in Campground
  • Bring your own food and bedding
  • Bring your own Camping Gear

Tent Site

$ 15 per person
  • Cabin in Campground
  • Bring your own food and bedding
  • Bring your own Tent and Camping Gear

The next morning you can choose to jet boat back to Pipiriki or paddle down the river in a canoe. The later takes about 3 – 4 hours from the Lodge depending on how you decide to pace your journey and is classed as easy.
Which ever option you choose your bikes are jet boated out.

Optional Extras

Canoeing
Mangapurua Landing to Lodge

Section 1
$30 Adult
$20 Under 15
per person
  • Self Guided can be added to any overnight stay
  • 9km - 2 hours paddling

Optional Extras

Over night gear transfer from Raetihi Holiday Park up to Lodge

$ 15pp up 8 people
$ 10 pp (8 + people)

Picnic for 4 hour canoeing
$ 15 per person

Canoeing
Lodge to Pipiriki

Section 2
$50 Adult
$30 Under 15
per person
  • Self Guided can be added to any overnight stay
  • 21km - 4 hours paddling

Optional Extras

Over night gear transfer from Raetihi Holiday Park up to Lodge

$ 15pp up 8 people
$ 10 pp (8 + people)

Picnic for 4 hour canoeing
$ 15 per person

Here are some Overnight Package Examples - Or you can create your own...

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere

Butt Buster - The Works

(Children 15 and under)

As recommended by the Kennet Brothers
Leave you vehicle at the Raetihi Holiday Park enjoy your day riding the Mangapurua Track.
Your overnight bag will be transfer from Raetihi to BTN Lodge. Jet boat pick up at the Mangapurua Landing and transfer down to Lodge
Bridge to Nowhere Lodge accommodation including dinner and breakfast ( twin share)
Jet boat transfer from Lodge to Pipiriki
Shuttle bus from Pipiriki back to your vehicle in Raetihi 75km ride

Mountains to Sea Backpacker & Canoe

(Children 15 and under)

Meet us at the Mangapurua Landing for the jet boat transfer to BTN Lodge
Enjoy a hot shower and make yourself at home at the Lodge bring own food and bedding
Next morning canoe/kayak the 30 km – 4 hours to Pipiriki
Your bike and gear will come down in the jet boat.
Once back in Pipiriki carry on to your next destination.
75km + ride

Mountain Biking the Bridge to Nowhere

The Rambler Great Outdoors + Canoe

(Children 15 and under)

Leave you vehicle safely parked at the Raetihi Holiday Park for the night.
Also drop off overnight gear to the office to be transferred up the river to BTN campground.
Catch the shuttle van down the Ruatiti to the start of track. Have fun riding the track.
Meet us at the Mangapurua Landing and enjoy your 20 minute jet boat ride to BTN campground
Collect your overnight gear and set up camp. Cook your meal in the Great Outdoors
Next morning give us your gear and along with your bike we will take them to Pipiriki by jet boat.
You can paddle the 21km to Pipiriki. You then meet the shuttle van and back to your vehicle in Raetihi.
35km ride