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2 nights & Bridge to Nowhere jet boat from $329 per person share twin

Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 22 at 4pm unless sold out prior

 

2 nights & Bridge to Nowhere jet boat from
$329
per person share twin

Deal Includes

✔ 2 nights’ accommodation at Kingsgate The Avenue Wanganui in a Studio Room
 The Bridge to Nowhere 4-4 ½ hr Jet Boat Tour

2 Nights in Whanganui
From $345 per person share twin
Travel: 01-31 March 2022
From $329 per person share twin
Travel: 01 Apr-30 Sep 22


The Bridge to Nowhere Jet Boat Tour
The fascinating story of the Bridge to Nowhere. In 1917 the Government opened up the valley for settlement by servicemen returning from the great war.  About 35 holdings were developed. The first job was to clear virgin bush.

Bridging the Mangapurua stream was always a problem, a swing bridge was the early access, but a better bridge was promised, the replacement bridge, now known as The Bridge to Nowhere was eventually started in 1935, opened in June 1936.  After a major flood in January 1942 funds were declined for maintenance, eventually the valley was officially closed in May 1942.

It’s past history has so many stories to tell and all that remains is it’s beauty of abandoned farmland regenerating back to it’s natural podocarp forest and a bridge built in the middle of nowhere with reminders of past memories of those families who once lived there and decaying remnants of once was treasures and old home sites of the Returned Soldiers in that era of the Riverboats.

This tour is one of the most memorable experiences that brings you so close to an era of the past and present time, a tour that will surprise you with special thoughts of what might have been?

The tour departs from Pipiriki with a 55 minute jet boat journey upriver 32 kms to the Mangapurua Landing, through an area of spectacular natural features with deep river gorges covered with green tree ferns and lush native vegetation. With your guide we will take you on an easy grade 40 minute walk from the Mangapurua landing following in the footsteps of the early pioneers along the old roadway to the The Bridge to Nowhere where you will stop for lunch on this historical monument of a bygone era and learn the history from your local guide.

Kingsgate The Avenue Whanganui
With its prime location and luxurious touches, Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Whanganui is one of the ideal Wanganui hotels for discerning travellers. Just a 10-minute walk from attractions like Sarjeant Gallery and Alexander Heritage Library, it’s the perfect base from which to explore Whanganui. And when you return to the hotel, unwind by the pool or indulge at our award-winning restaurant, Estrella Restaurant.


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Terms and Conditions

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details. 
Package price is based on 2 adults and is priced in New Zealand Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for travel from 01 Mar – 30 Sep 22. Domestic flights not included. Blackout dates/Surcharges/Minimum nights may apply over special event periods and over school holidays. Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities. Quote package code: ANZ222NWAG

Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 22 at 4pm unless sold out prior

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