North Island's West Coast Hotels

Bridge to Nowhere Lodge


  • Memorable wilderness experience
  • Range of lodging styles
  • Packages including meals and jet-boat transport available


  • River access only

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Deep inside Whanganui National Park, roughly 30 miles upriver from Pipiriki, this private enclave can only be reached by jet-boat; however, the remote location rewards you with magnificent forest vistas, birdsong at dawn, and the chance to bathe under the stars in an outdoor tub. Accommodations range from double bush- and river-view rooms in the comfortable lodge to self-catering bunkrooms and cabins. In addition, there's a camping area with shared cooking and shower facilities. Lodge owner Jo runs jet-boat tours upriver to the Bridge to Nowhere and provides jet-boat access to hiking and mountain biking sites within the national park. Canoe trips and canoe rentals are also available.

Hotel Information


Whanganui River, Box 4203, , Manawatu-Wanganui, 4576, New Zealand


06-385–4622; 0800-480–308

Hotel Details:

  • 6 rooms, 2 bunkrooms, 4 cabins
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 08/30/2016

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