Whanganui Region

 Whanganui ... meaning 'big bay' or ‘big harbour', comes from the great river that flows through it. 

Paddle down the mystical Whanganui River for a memorable trip through a wildly beautiful national park, 290 km makes it one of the longest rivers in New Zealand.

 

Stumble across a bizarre bridge in the middle of lush native forest. What's it doing here? Where does it lead? Located deep in the forest, there is no road either side and no signs of construction or civilisation. It is truly the 'Bridge to Nowhere'.