Whanganui River Road & River Combo Tour

Tour Time

10 Hours

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Tour Cost

Adults: $190.00 pp

Children: (5-15yrs) $95.00 pp

This price covers both the bus trip and boat ride

Contact us for group bookings

BUS TO BOAT / BOAT TO BRIDGE

A special all inclusive discounted price for the summer season.

The Bus

A unique travel experience on this tour as mail and supplies are delivered to the residents of the historic Whanganui River Road.

We travel past cultural, scenic and historical sites following beside one of the most beautiful rivers in New Zealand.

​A unique experience travelling with the Mailman.

  • Pick up and deliver back to your city accommodation or arranged pick up point
  • Stopping along the way for morning tea if time allows and visiting historic places of interest
  • Arriving in Pipiriki with time for a comfort stop and prepare for your exciting jetboat tour to the “Bridge to Nowhere”
  • On your return Whanganui Tours (the mailman) will be waiting in Pipiriki to give you a relaxed ride back to Wanganui

 

(BOOKING OF COMBO SPECIAL AVAILABLE SEPT-OCT)

 

The Boat

Upon your arrival in Pipiriki you will join Whanganui River Adventures on the “Bridge to Nowhere” tour, departing from Pipiriki, we jet boat upriver for 32kms (55 mins) through fern & flax cloaked gorges, along the way your local driver/guide will stop and share with you historical and scenic points of interest.

After arriving at the Mangapurua landing, you will be guided on a gentle 40 minute walk to the “Bridge to Nowhere” – a large concrete structure built in 1936 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.

WHAT TO BRING:

Lunch
Warm jacket
Suitable walking footwear
Sunglasses

WE PROVIDE:

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits

 

DEPARTURE TIME:

(Oct-Apr) 7.00 am from Whanganui, arrive back before 5.00pm.

Check-in 30 minutes before is recommended.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Min. of  3 people Sat-Sun

NOTE:

Age restrictions apply.

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