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 "Bridge to Nowhere" here you will stop for lunch on this historical monument of a bygone era and learn the history from your local guide.
Suitable for all ages this half day tour runs from Pipiriki by long time locals. The tour departs from Pipiriki (45minutes drive from Ohakune) 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.
What to bring:
Lunch, water, beanie, warm jacket, suitable walking footwear, sunglasses.
What is provided:
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits.
(All year round) 10.30 am Check-in 30 minutes before is recommended.