You will travel through deep gorges masked in native bush and banks encased with ferns, caves and waterfalls and skim over rapids on this full day Jet Boat experience on the majestic Whanganui River. Take an easy stroll to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere, the bridge built with the promise of opening up land for pioneering farmers, but remoteness and unstable land meant the roads to the bridge were never completed. Learn about the unique history of Maori settlements along the river and hear the stories of the steamboats and other modes of transport that proved that the Whanganui River was once the highway from the coast to the middle of the North Island of New Zealand.
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Bridge to Nowhere, Mangapurua Landing, Whanganui River, 3127 New Zealand
Depart on your Jet Boat tour from Taumarunui, the upper most region of the Whanganui River.
Traveling downstream you’ll pass through King Country farmland and bush clad hills and into the middle reaches of the Whanganui National Park. Discover Tamatea’s cave, the Whirlpool, Tarei Po Kiore and Kirikiriroa Marae site, and hear stories of the river and its historical and cultural significance.
Arrive at the Mangaparua landing and take a beautiful 2.5km trail walk through the Whanganui National Park to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. Enjoy a picnic lunch and learn about the farming pioneers that once tried to settle there.
The return journey is just as exciting with time to enjoy the scenery and plentiful bird life.
Duration: 8 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Family: 2 Adults & 2 Children $1,200.00
- Additional Child $275.00
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Bottled water
Forgotten World Adventures, 9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
Returns to original departure point
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