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Bridge to Nowhere Tours

Cnr Pekapeka Road and Owairua Road, Pipiriki 4576, New Zealand
+64 6-385 4622
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Fab day out

Well organised, brilliant day out! Ben was a fantastic tour guide giving interesting details of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bridget O
Amazing trip despite the weather

Even for a couple of inexperienced and under prepared Aussies this trip was one of the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ausdeegs
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Upper Coomera, Australia
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Cnr Pekapeka Road and Owairua Road, Pipiriki 4576, New Zealand
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+64 6-385 4622
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well organised, brilliant day out! Ben was a fantastic tour guide giving interesting details of the region and throwing in a couple of fantastic 360 spins on the river!

Thank Bridget O
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review. Good to hear that you enjoyed your day with us! Yep Ben's good! Cheers Proud Dad

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even for a couple of inexperienced and under prepared Aussies this trip was one of the best highlights of our holiday in New Zealand. When the skies opened on our way out to the bridge Joe, Ben and their family made sure we were as...More

Thank ausdeegs
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Excellent everything, from the food to the accommodation to the hosts. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly

Thank Lee-Anne W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Jet boat to the landing and walk to the bridge, then we were dropped off below the lodge and paddled back to Pipiriki. Great trip, Sean (our guide) was excellent. Wanted to do the overnight trip at the Lodge, but it was fully booked.

2  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We booked by email and our booking was confirmed within days. The jet boat was on time and the ride was wonderful. The river is wide and the surrounding bush beautiful. The walk to the bridge was lovely and we saw fresh pig rooting along...More

Thank Alipa50
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thanks for your review. Yes Bobbie used to have a coffee shop at our base in Pipiriki but closed it years ago. The name Coffee Shop seems to have stuck though! Definitely need a warm coat on the boat during the Autumn months. The history...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

A wonderful river journey from start to finish (Pipiriki - jetboat to Mangaparua Landing - paddle to Lodge - stay - paddle back to Pipiriki). Joe, Darryl and team were a huge part of what made it so enjoyable for us - they truly look...More

Thank nzamanda
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had Dave as our jet boat driver and knowledgeable guide. After getting us kitted up with life-jackets and going through the safety info we were off up the river. The river was quite high after all the recent rain and the cliffs were laced...More

Thank willicat2017
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Hi There Linda Good to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Dave. Hes a great tour guide and we are lucky to have him! He is known as "Donut Dave"! The river is really magical with all the waterfalls after it has been raining!...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Getting to the Bridge to Nowhere can be done in 2 ways. By canoe/kayak down the Whanganui river or via jet boat up the river. In case you take the first option, visiting the bridge is a must-do on your trip. The bridge itself is...More

Thank Simon S
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Pretty amazing what was achieved in building the Bridge, no diggers, bulldozers or cranes just determination. Glad you appreciated the history of the area! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Mandy :)

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Fantastic ride through some incredible NZ backcountry. We had perfect weather and the track was in great condition, I imagine it would be a much tougher ride in the wet! The jet boat ride out with Dave was awesome, a great guy who explained some...More

Thank Yakman02
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We took the full day jet boat tour up to the Bridge to Nowhere trailhead and took it back to partway down the river and canoed back to Pipiriki, which we would totally recommend! Canoeing at the end makes it more of a special experience....More

Thank 337alliep
BTNLodge, Manager at Bridge to Nowhere Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Thanks for your review. Yes canoeing the river is amazing brings a whole different perspective to the area. Not sure what food was provided for you as we don't generally do picnics unless you are staying at the Lodge! We have had many comments about...More

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Lyn_57Oz
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Hi There Thanks for your inquiry! Generally the tours leave at 10.30am. Please ring us on 0800 480 308 for more info! Thanks Regards Mandy
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