Whanganui River
  • Half day Bridge to Nowhere (4.5 hours)

    • Return guided jet boat journey through spectacular native
      bush-clad gorges learning the history of the awa (river)
    • 40 minute walk from the Mangapurua Landing to the
      Bridge to Nowhere stopping at historic building sites

    From Snowy Waters Lodge to Pipiriki 27kms
    Pipiriki is the starting point for the 1 day Bridge to Nowhere jet boat trip & the last stop for the 3-5 day Whanganui River canoe journey

    1 day Bridge to Nowhere (7 hours)

    • Guided 32km jetboat journey through spectacular native bush-clad gorges learning the history of the awa (river)
      Departs from Pipiriki daily at 10.30am (Sept – May)
      From $120 adult  $60 child
    • 40 minute walk from the Mangapurua Landing to the Bridge to Nowhere stopping at historic building sites
    • 10km canoe trip back down the Whanganui River to Pipiriki taking in rapids, waterfalls and native birdlife
      Departs from Pipiriki daily at 10.30am (Sept – Apr) 
From $140 adult  $70 child

    We recommend Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat Tours or Whanganui River Adventures

    3 night 3 Day Whanganui River

    The Whanganui River was once the main route into farming settlements such as the Mangapurua valley. Today it is possible to follow the journey of original settlers but in the peaceful hands of a canoe and qualified guide.

    Visit Kirikiriroa, one of many old Maori village sites, Tarepokiore, “the whirpool”, Tamatea Cave, John Coull hut, Otumangu Landing, the Bridge to Nowhere, the “Drop Scene” and Puraroto Caves on the way to historic Pipiriki.

    • Complimentary 3 day car parking at Snowy Waters Lodge
    • 2 nights accommodation at DoC huts
    • 1 nights accommodation at Snowy Waters Lodge
    • 3 day canoe hire courtesy of Whanganui River Canoes and transport to and from the river