Bridge to Nowhere Jet

This package includes the thrill of a jet boat ride with the serenity of our accommodation. Visit the iconic Bridge to Nowhere and learn the history of this special area with your local guide.

We’ve arranged everything for you so that all you have to do is turn up and enjoy the whole experience.

As well as the iconic jet boat trip and comfortable cottage accommodation, this package includes deluxe continental breakfasts and a packed lunch for your trip. With add-on options for a 2 hour canoe, an extra days accommodation or a welcome gift basket this is the ultimate easy-to-book trip.

Day 1: Arrive in the afternoon at the Flying Fox where your car will be securely parked. Traverse the river on our aerial cable car, then settle into your unique hand built cottage.

Spend the afternoon exploring the Flying Fox site, take a swim in the river, or walk to the nearby historic Koriniti Post Office. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the evening with a glass of wine or perhaps a soak in a bush bath.

Day 2: After enjoying your fresh continental breakfast, collect your packed lunch and drive up the scenic river road to Pipiriki. Here, you will board the jet boat with Whanganui River Adventures for a 55 minute journey upriver to the Mangapurua Landing. You will travel through an area of spectacular natural features with deep river gorges covered with green tree ferns and lush native vegetation. You will then be guided on an easy 40 minute walk from the landing following in the footsteps of the early pioneers along the old roadway to the “Bridge to Nowhere”. Here you will stop for a hot drink and lunch on this historical monument of a bygone era and learn the history of this area from your local guide.

On your return to Pipriki you can make your way back to the Flying Fox perhaps stopping to explore settlements such as Hiruharama (Jerusalem) or historic sites such as the Kawana Flour Mill. Spend the evening relaxing in your cottage and enjoy a continental breakfast prior to your departure the following morning. If you are keen to know more about the area you are welcome to read from our extensive library of local history books.


  • Accommodation – Two nights in a self-contained cottage
  • Catering – Two continental breakfast, one packed lunch
  • Jet boat trip – Jet boat and guided walk to Bridge to Nowhere, including tea/coffee


$495 per person (2 people)

$455 per person (3 – 5 people)

$445 per person ( 6+ people)

$370 Young people under 15yrs (when accompanied by at least 2 adults)

+ $30 per person to include the 2 hour canoe option.

Prices based on 2 or more adults sharing a cottage.

This package can also be booked for two adults in either Tui, the tiny house or Treetops studio for $425pp

Prices valid for stays upto 30th April 2025. 

When you book this package, we donate the cost of tree to the Millions Metres Streams Project, helping to protect and restore rivers, streams, lakes and waterways in New Zealand. Be part of the change you want to see!