Whanganui River Adventures Bridge to Nowhere Tour

The Bridge to Nowhere

Join Whanganui River Adventures on the "Bridge to Nowhere" tour, jetboating you 32kms upriver and walking into the Mangapurua Valley where you will come across an iconic concrete structure in the middle of the bush. once having lunch there you then return to Pipiriki.


  • Bridge to Nowhere

  • Jetboat

  • Scenic views

  • Historical points of interest

  • Mangapurua Valley


Full Description

Join Whanganui River Adventures on the "Bridge to Nowhere" tour, departing from Pipiriki, we jetboat upriver for 32kms (55mins) through fern and flax cloaked gorges, along the way you local driver/guide will stop and share with you historical and scenic points of interests.

After arriving at the Mangapurua Landing, you will be guided on a gentle 40min walk to the "Bridge to Nowhere" - a large concrete structure built in 1036 to give early pioneering farmers access to their farms, an area known as "The Valley of Abandoned Dreams", where you will stop for lunch on this historical monument of a bygone era.

You will then walk back out to the jetboat and return back to Pipiriki.


Bridge to Nowhere

Tea, Coffee and biscuits


Meeting Point


 ADDRESS: 2522 Pipiriki Raetihi Road, Pipiriki Whanganui River 4576

PHONE: 06 385 3246/0800 862 743

EMAIL: [email protected]

WEBSITE: www.whanganuiriveradventures.co.nz



OHAKUNE/NATIONAL PARK: Allow 45mins -1 hour comfortable drive

DIRECTION: Once arriving in Pipiriki slow down at the two story house as we are only a short 50m from there on the right side where our Whanganui River Adventures sign is. Come up the driveway to a RED Building with a large paved carparking site.



WANGANUI/TAUMARUNUI: Allow 1.5 – 2 hrs comfortable drive

DIRECTION: Via the State Highway 4 and Whanganui River Road turn-off at Pipiriki intersection turn right (1st Sign) coming up road 200 metres to our(2nd sign) at the driveway then come up the drive to the RED Building with the large paved parking area.

Additional Information

Check in: 10am Departing from Pipiriki daily Tea, Coffee and biscuits supplied You need to bring a packed lunch and water Warm clothing for morning boat ride- suitable walking footwear, sunscreen and hat Camera

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