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Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat

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$350

North Island
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Overview

Burst through white water rapids on a Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat, and soak up the soothing scenery of rural farmland and remote swaths of the Whanganui National Park in New Zealand. Gain insight into the extraordinary history of the river as the home of early Maori settlers and eventually a place where European farming communities grew and declined.

Your journey to the “Bridge of Nowhere” leaves from the uppermost reaches of the Whanganui River in Taumaranui.

Follow the river as it winds downstream and takes you through the bush-clad hills and farmland of King Country before reaching the heart of the Whanganui National Park. Here, deep gorges are thickly covered in native bush, riverbanks are clad in fern, and caves and waterfalls abound. Aboard the jet boat, sometimes skimming through frothing rapids, at times coasting over flat water, keep your eyes peeled for clues from the past when steamboats plied the river, which the early settlers used as a major transport artery. On reaching the Mangaparua landing, the main entry point to the intriguing Bridge to Nowhere, get to the bridge via a 40-minute walk through native bush.

On arrival, find a place to sit, relax and enjoy your pre-made picnic lunch. Imagine how it must have been like as an early pioneer carving out life in this remote area.

Look forward to an exhilarating return journey with time to soak up the scenery and spy on abundant bird life.
Reach Taumarunui at around 4PM.

Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat

Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat

Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat

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