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Escape into deep gorges masked in native bush and banks encased with ferns, caves and waterfalls on this full day Jet Boat experience on the majestic Whanganui River. Enjoy an easy 2.5 km native bush walk into the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. View remnants of early European settlements. Connect with the Spirit of the Whanganui River - Te Awa Tupua, keeper of physical and spiritual sustenance and learn of the unique Maori history and connection to the river.

Minimum numbers apply*

Please note that a reasonable level of fitness is required to complete the bushwalk.  Although this is a well-formed, reasonably flat track, it can be slippery at times, therefore appropriate shoes with a good grip should be worn.

Tours commence again on the 9th October 2021

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  • The longest commercial jet boat tour in the southern hemisphere
  • Visit the iconic Bridge to Nowhere and learn the unique history of this feature
  • Learn about the unique history of Maori on the Whanganui River
  • See the remnants of early steamboat journeys and the early farming settlements along the way.


  • Shuttle transfers between Taumarunui and Pipiriki
  • Experienced and knowledgeable local boat driver-guide
  • Morning and afternoon tea with snacks and home baking
  • Tasty Ploughmans lunch

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Unfortunately, we are unable to take children under the age of three years old in the jet boat.

* Minimum Numbers

The Bridge to Nowhere Escape requires a minimum number of 10 full fare adults to cover minimum operating costs. Should we not have enough passengers to run, we hold the right to cancel the tour. Notification will be given 1 month (30 days) before Tour departure if we are unable to depart and we will look for alternatives for you.

Your Options:

a) We will change your booking date/time to the next available and confirmed departure date. 
b) Cancel your trip and be fully refunded after notice of cancellation has been given.

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