Jet Boat Tours
Run 12 months of the year, dependant on conditions.
(Please note that age restrictions apply for these tours)
Tour to the Whanganui River's Historic Landmark “The Valley of Abandoned Dreams” better known as “The bridge to nowhere”.
This tour takes you up the Whanganui River to the famous “Drop Scene” area. The name originates from the musical hall days of the 1900’s. This area consists of three 3 caves.
For those riding the Mountains to Sea Cycle trail we can pick you and your bike up at the Mangapurua (Bridge to Nowhere) Landing and transport you back to Pipiriki.
Jet Boat & Canoe/Kayak Tours
Only available October – April dependant on conditions.
NO CANOEING OVER WINTER MONTHS, TOURS ARE CLOSED 1ST MAY – 31ST SEPTEMBER 2022.
Please note that age restrictions apply for these tours.
We start with the Bridge to Nowhere Tour then includes Jet boat back down Whanganui River 22kms and do an unguided 2 hours canoe or kayak (last 10 kms) back to Pipiriki stopping and exploring along the way.
Jetboat upriver for 13 kms we will kit you out in your own canoe for you to paddle down the Whanganui River to Pipiriki, while immersing yourself in the beauty of the Whanganui Rivers most secnic landscape, deep river gorges and some of the more exciting rapids along the way.
Enjoy the history that we share during our guided jet boat, walk to the Bridge to Nowhere. Followed by paddling down the Whanganui River to Tieke Kainga/hut in the afternoon.
Day 2 is spent paddling from Tieke Kainga/hut back to Pipiriki (20kms). This takes 4-5 hours to paddle and you pass through some of the best scenery on the Whanganui River, with long flat sections of water and also some rapids to keep it refreshing.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: KUNE SHUTTLES
We can cater for all group sizes where Kune Shuttles will transport you to the Ruatiti Road end (1 hour) where you start your ride. Then Whanganui River Adventures will pick you up at the Mangapurua landing with our Jet Boats and jet boat you 32 km's back to Pipiriki where a Kune Shuttles passenger van will return you back to your accommodation.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: WHANGANUI TOURS
A unique travel experience on this tour as mail and supplies are delivered to the residents of the historic Whanganui River Road. Upon your arrival in Pipiriki you will join Whanganui River Adventures on the “Bridge to Nowhere” tour.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: EASTERN TARANAKI EXPERIENCE
Take advantage of a 3-4 day tramp along the Matemateaonga Range at your own pace taking into account the magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu in the far distant bush clad hills, farmlands and lowland forests of the Waimarino.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: WHANGANUI TOURS AND RIVERTIME LODGE
We have co-created a Mountain Bike package to suit your every need from road transport, accommodation stays with all meals provided, jetboat pick up and of course bike hire if needed, when you are cycling the Mountains to Sea cycle trail.