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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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The adventure starts at Pipiriki boarding a fast jetboat which goes through the rapids of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Martin S
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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"Brilliant"

What a great trip up the Whanganui river. Shane our tour guide was a very friendly, down to earth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trish644
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Storrington
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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 5 days ago via mobile

The adventure starts at Pipiriki boarding a fast jetboat which goes through the rapids of the Whanganui river without a problem. The guide explained about the history of people traveling up the river and about the floods in the area. After the jetboat ride we...More

Thank Martin S
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey there! Thanks for your review glad that you enjoyed you day with us at Bridge to Nowhere even the getting wet part. Most of the trips don't do spins so I guess you got lucky! Cheers Mandy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great trip up the Whanganui river. Shane our tour guide was a very friendly, down to earth guy who nevertheless took his job quite seriously particularly around our safety and kept us well informed regarding life on the river and its history. The...More

Thank Trish644
BTNLodge, Owner at Bridge to Nowhere Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review. Yes Shane is very professional at his job as well as being a really nice guy. Glad that you had a good day on the river! Mandy:)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all stayed at the Forest and Bird Lodge Ruapehu and as a day trip we drove to Pipiriki for the Jet Boat Experience on the Wanganui River to the Bridge To Nowhere.

Thank ozkiwis2016
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 20 October 2017

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

Reviewed 12 October 2017 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 6 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 13 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

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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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