Bridge to Nowhere Retreat

$ 300
per person
Children $150

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Lodge Fully Catered

$ 160
per person
Children $80

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Lodge Self Catering

$ 55
per person

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The Lodge

The Lodge fully catered

The Lodge can sleep approximately 20 people and has 7 bedrooms.

A combination of comfortable double/twin/family
and bunk rooms are available.

Rooms have magnificent bush and river views with
French doors opening onto the balcony.

Explore our property enjoy bush and farm walks, visit with our animals. Take a canoe across to Tieke Marae and learn about the early Maori or just sit and listen to tales of life on the river and relax and soak up the view.

In the evening take a stroll and discover our glow worms or capture the magic of the bush from the comfort of the balcony.

Hear the distinctive call of the endangered native kiwi, as they answer from the bush in reply to our tape recordings. Gaze at the clear skies and spot the Southern Cross, the Milky Way, satellites and the billions of stars.

Awake to the sounds of the birds and enjoy your breakfast while watching the mist roll off the river for the beginning of another beautiful day. You then return to Pipiriki on the jet boat or canoe (optional) bringing to an end your unique and unforgettable ?Whanganui River Adventure.?

Suitable for those travellers who enjoy a little luxury, the Lodge offers a fully catered option and boasts:

Comfortable beds, fluffy towels and delicious buffet meals.

Double, twin and family (bunk) rooms available.
The Lodge accommodation is also ideal for trampers, canoeists and guests wanting to stay extra nights.

About the Lodge

The Bridge to Nowhere Lodge is a unique place.

The lodge is located deep in the Whanganui River National Park wilderness region. From the lodge balcony?s we have extensive views of the river and surrounding native bush. The only access to the lodge is by the? Lodges Jet Boat Service?, canoeing, tramping or helicopter. You can not drive your car to the lodge. The lodge has safe over night parking facilities available in Pipiriki.

As there is no road access, everything in and around the Lodge has had to be brought in by jet boat, including all the materials to build the Lodge. So you can imagine the fun and games we have had over the years! (See Getting it done) The Lodge itself is set in1500 acres (500 hectares) of native bush and farmland known as Ramanui.

The Lodge Self Catering

For those of you who would like the comfort of the Lodge without the cost, self catering is the way to go. This is ideal for anyone but especially a well deserved treat for trampers and canoeists.

We Supply

? Bunk or family rooms, double rooms as available
? Comfortable beds – bottom sheet, pillow and pillow case supplied
? Hot showers
? Flush toilets
? Fully equipped kitchen includes pots, pans, plates, cutlery
– the lot
? Spacious guest lounge, dining room and balcony
? Fully licensed bar
? Meals by arrangement

You Need to Bring

? Your own sleeping bag
? Your own food


Bridge to Nowhere Campground (Ramanui)

Our privately owned Bridge to Nowhere Campground is situated on part of our 1500 acre farm “Ramanui” It is about about 100 meters up stream from our Lodge on the same side of the river, so if you are canoeing you will see it first.

A short walk up from the river takes you to the campground which is nestled amongst the bush. Large terraced grass areas are ideal for camping. Facilities serviced Daily

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 was fully upgraded in 2014.

Cabins and Tents

We have 4 cabins in the campground and also a cooking shelter.
There is a large terraced grassed areas overlooking the Whanganui River, ideal for tenting

Our cabins have 3 or 4 sets of bunks in them with awesome thick mattresses sleep 6 – 8. Sit back and relax and enjoy the view from the balcony. The cabins also have tables and chairs and a outdoor sink with its own water supply.

Our shower block has just been completed. Two private showers with hot water. Bliss!

We have a number of grassed terraced areas over looking the river which are ideal for setting up your tent. Either sneak away to a secluded spot or pitch your tents together with a group of family or friends.

$30 per person in cabins
$15 per person in tents

Our large new cook house has two sinks, running water and heaps of bench space. There are also gas rings/ elements and BBQs. Picnic tables and shaded areas surround it!

Running water, tepid shower, outdoor wood bath, toilets, cooking areas, kitchen and barbeque area.

You are welcome to stroll up to the Lodge for a beer in the evening. Passes are available from your canoe supplier or from the Lodge or from the campsite itself.

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

Passes are available from your canoe supplier or pre book with us on 0800 480 308 or email us
We look forward to meeting you!

Backpacker Special

Join the Bridge to Nowhere tour in Pipiriki and jet boat 30km up to the Mangapurua Landing, walk into the Bridge then back to our exclusive campground on the banks of the Whanganui River. Spend the next day canoeing back to Pipiriki. Includes jet boat transfers, camping and canoeing.

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