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Bridge to Nowhere

| Mangapurua Landing, Whanganui River, 4576, New Zealand
+64 6 349 2100
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What an exhilarating day with Whanganui River Adventures

After taking a cruisy drive up the River Road to Pipiriki, we finally made it to the base in the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Kerry C
Whanganui, New Zealand
Great for jet boat ride and canoeing

A beautiful river with many options for canoeing (up to 7 days), jet boating, mountain bike riding... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
David G
Wellington, New Zealand
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| Mangapurua Landing, Whanganui River, 4576, New Zealand
+64 6 349 2100

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

After taking a cruisy drive up the River Road to Pipiriki, we finally made it to the base in the old school. (There are a couple of other operators in close proximity so make sure you know EXACTLY where you are going - check an...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A beautiful river with many options for canoeing (up to 7 days), jet boating, mountain bike riding (but part is passable by boat only) or, in parts, driving.

Thank David G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Everything about this trip was wonderful. The last time I drove the river road from Wanganui (22 years ago) it was unsealed and very slow. Now it is a pleasure to drive this scenic route to the settlement of Pipiriki where we were welcomed by...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Glorious weather helped make this a great trip. Jet boat up river is a journey through stunning scenery, you get taken back in time, it's so unspoilt. Stopped for an easy bush walk (30-35 mins) to the Bridge to Nowhere which is worth visiting for...More

Thank Sam M
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

So glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! It is a pretty amazing part of NZ great that the weather behaved for you! Mandy :)

Reviewed 7 February 2017

My friends and I stopped here on the Whanganui Canoe Journey. We pulled into the second mooring for the hike which is up the small tributary just a few minutes past the main mooring. I wouldn't actually recommend this option, although the walk is shorter,...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Bridge to Nowhere after mountain biking 42km from Whakahoro via the Kaiwkakauka Track (20km climb) and then joining the Mangapurua Track (essentially 22km of down hill on an old farm track) to finally arrive at the Bridge to Nowhere. Took 3...More

Thank Jandalz3
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous night at "Bridge to Nowhere" friendly staff, great service, a wonderful meal , breakfast & packed lunch. We were a party of 10 biking "Mountains To Sea" The jet boat ride was really good, Jo was on time, in fact waiting...More

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BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thanks for your review. Glad that you had such a good time was great to meet you all! Come again! Cheers Joe

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were exploring New Zealand and made a side trip to the Bridge to Nowhere and stayed at the lodge. We were traveling in a large rented Campervan and were relieved that Joe allowed us to park in a secure, private yard. The jet boat...More

Thank Edward L
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thanks for the review. So glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Was good to meet you !

Reviewed 3 April 2016

A real credit to Joe and his team, great service, great food, great environment a great place to visit for those how love the outdoors or want a place to chill out. Would highly recommend !!!!!!!!

Thank richardleach2016
Reviewed 1 April 2016

After an interesting car drive up the Whanganui River road we started our Jetboat trip at 10.30am going up the river taking in the amazing scenery of this canyoned river and listening to the history of this remote and abandonded farmland at the Bridge ,a...More

Thank mjredshaw
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Harunesh R
Which is the easy and closest route from whanganui BY ROAD to Bridge to Nowhere. How far do we need to walk a I have few elders travelling with me . thanks
11 April 2017|
Response from BTNLodge | Property representative |
The easiest way is up the river road from Wanganui. The walk takes approx 40 minutes each way and is classed as easy. It is not a race , so time is not a major issue. Ounce at the bridge we stop for lunch. Tea and coffee... More
Clarke B
How do I reach this place if I am in Wanganui?
29 October 2015|
Response from skb123Ruapehu | Property representative |
Hi There From Wanganui you go north out of town on SH4 the Paraparas. At Raetihi township turn left down the main street and carry on for about 30 minutes. When you get to Pipiriki carry on through the village to the cross... More