Bridge to Nowhere Lodge & Tours

From $145.00 - $290.00

Bridge to Nowhere can provide you with a complete Whanganui National Park experience.

Use our local knowledge to get the best out of your time on the Mangupurua/Bridge to Nowhere Track. We'll arrange pick up and drop off at certain points on the ride and provide you with maps that outline points of interest along the way. We're personally endorsed by Jonathon Kennett who said, "If you only have the chance to do one adventure ride this year, this is the North Island's best."

We also offer:

* Canoe and kayking hire and tours

* Jet boating tours

* Bike rentals

* Tent hire

* Advice on tramps in the area

Maybe you'd like to stay at the secluded Bridge to Nowhere Lodge deep in the Whanganui National Park? If so, you'll have to either hike, canoe, or take a jet boat to get there. Ask us for more details.

At the Bridge to Nowhere, you'll arrive as strangers but leave as friends.




Bridge to Nowhere Track Experience This is a two night self guided trip on the fantastic Bridge to Nowhere / Mangapurua Track. This is Adventure Ride is a must for all mountain biking enthusiasts.

Included are a night in Raetihi before you ride and a night at the Bridge to Nowhere Lodge deep in the Whanganui National Park. You'll ride the trail on one day before arriving at the Bridge to Nowhere where a jetboat will jet you down the river to the Lodge. Dinner, bed and breakfast are included.

Itinerary: Day One

This is a really big day and you'll want to get an early 8.00 am start. From Raetihi Holiday Park you'll cycle 40km down a back country road to the start of the track - the first half is mostly downhill fun on a sealed road. The road narrows and breaks into gravel. Allow yourself 1.5 - 2 hours to reach the signposted start of “Mangapurua Road”. Alternatively for a shorter ride, you can add on Transport to the start of the track.

All going well, it should take you about 3 – 5 hours to ride the next 38km along the Mangapurua Track to the Bridge to Nowhere where the jet boat waits for you. You and your bikes will be transported down to the Bridge to Nowhere Lodge where you can take a well deserved hot shower, have a beer and a hearty meal.

Trip Includes:

• 1 x night cabin accommodation at Raetihi Holiday Park.
• 1 x full dinner/bed and breakfast/accommodation at Bridge to Nowhere Lodge.
• Jet boat transfers from Mangapurua/Bridge to Nowhere River landing down to Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and to Pipiriki the following day.
• Transportation of bikes to Pipiriki.
• Transfer to Raetihi Holiday Park from Pipiriki
• Transportation of overnight bag to Bridge to Nowhere Lodge.
• Map supplied.
Jet Boat Transfer & Shuttle Grab a jet boat with Joe from the end to the Bridge to Nowhere down to Pipriki, and then get shuttled back to Raetihi (or wherever you started your ride from). This is subject to availability, please call 0800NZByBike before booking. 145.00