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
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...
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...
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...
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.