zzBridge to Nowhere - HeliJet
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Taumarunui
- Product code: BTN-HJ
Your ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ journey departs from the upper most region of the Whanganui River in Taumarunui.
Travelling down stream you’ll pass through King Country farmland and bush clad hills into the middle reaches of the Whanganui National Park with it's deep gorges masked in native bush, fern encased banks, caves and waterfalls. Sometimes skimming through the bubbling rapids, sometimes gliding over water as smooth as glass, observe remnants of the days when the river was used by steamboats and as the main means of transport of early settlers. Arrive at the Mangaparua landing - gateway to the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. Take a leisurely and beautiful 40 minute native bush walk to the bridge.
Here you can sit and relax, have your supplied picnic lunch and imagine what it must have been like to live in this isolated area as an early pioneer.
The return journey is just as exciting with time to enjoy the scenery and plentiful bird life.Arrive back in Taumarunui approximately 4:00pm.