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Bridge to Nowhere Lodge

Bridge to Nowhere Lodge

If you are looking for the ultimate NZ wilderness experience, you have come to the right place – Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and Tours. Joe and Mandy invite you to explore the Whanganui River and National Park with them.


Departing from Pipiriki, our tours to the Bridge to Nowhere run daily. Travel 30km up river into the wilderness region. Enjoy a 40 minute walk through the native bush and onto the Bridge itself. Bookings essential.


If you only have a day or two up your sleeve and want to experience canoeing the Whanganui River we have some great options available.

We’ll ensure your adventure will take you into the most scenic parts of the Whanganui River where you can explore the sights and sounds of the River at your own pace. Take a picnic, relax, and enjoy the peace and tranquility as you float down this majestic river. From 2 hours to 2 days!


Located deep in the Whanganui National Park wilderness region, we are the only Whanganui River accommodation of this kind in the area. Perched high above the river and surrounded by native bush the only access is by the lodge’s jet boat service, canoe, by foot or helicopter.

The Lodge offers comfortable double/twin share accommodation along with family bunk rooms. Rooms have magnificent bush and river views with French doors opening onto the balcony.

Cater for yourself in our kitchen or sit back and relax and enjoy a generous buffet dinner and breakfast in the morning.

Our licensed bar offers a selection of New Zealand wines and beers to complement your meal. Enjoy your meals in the dining room or on the balcony overlooking the river.


We are 9km or 1 1/2 hours paddling below the Mangapurua Landing where you probably stopped to walk into the Bridge to Nowhere. The campground is being continually upgraded. Facilities include: 4 cabins Tent sites; Hot Showers; Cook House; Gas BBQs; Picnic Tables.

It is a 5 minute walk to the Lodge where you are welcome to enjoy our fully licensed bar.


We specialise in the Mangapurua / Bridge to Nowhere Track section of the Mountains to Sea cycle trail. We can arrange all your mountain bike hire, shuttle buses, jet boat pick up, canoeing and accommodation before, during and after your ride

To find out more call us on 0800 480 308 or visit our website, www.bridgetonowhere.co.nz