Kia Ora and Welcome
We're cyclists just like you. We congratulate you on taking on the Tour Aotearoa and wish you all the best on an incredible journey.
Riding through remote areas such as the Ruapehu and Whanganui areas means that getting the essentials like a cold drink, food or a hot shower can be challenging. So our operators have got together to offer a couple of extras to help your journey.
Note: There is Trail Work in progress on some sections : We want all our riders to have a safe passage. Please DO check the trail status page. The team are working hard to improve the Kaiwhakauka and Mangapurua. Some safety tips do apply.
i-Site Whanganui for Everything Whanganui
Whanganui i-SITE Visitors Centre is right on the Tour Aotearoa trail, beside the Whanganui River. Call ahead or come in and see us for local expert knowledge, assistance with accommodation bookings, dining/grocery options, and a free city map.
There are bike racks and a multi-tool bike repair station for your convenience, right outside our doors.
Phone 0800 926 426 or 06 3490508
31 Taupo Quay, Whanganui
Whanganui Top 10 Holiday Park
Situated at Papaiti (on the new cycle path after you cross the bridge) on your way into Whanganui, Jeannie and the team look forward to welcoming you.
- TA riders receive a 5% discount if you pre-book directly.
- We offer a free shuttle bus into town for cyclists.
- Onsite we have a hot chip vending machine, plus some grocery items in our small shop.
- If you are keen to glam it up for a nice meal in town, the team will take guests into town and then they can either taxi back or we can pick them up within our opening hours (so last pick up 8pm).
- There’s also quite a few takeaway options that now deliver to the holiday park too.
Velo Ronny's - make it a recovery day for your bike...and you!
The experienced team is right in the heart of Whanganui and happy to help you!
- Full Workshop – Book online or ring ahead
- Online Store
- A huge range of accessories, tyres & tubes, clothing & nutrition
- Washdown facilities
- Leave your bike with us while you refuel in town
- Cold coke (or beer) in our fridge!
49 Wilson Street, Whanganui
Phone 06 34 84261
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm | Sat: 9.30-12.30pm (or anytime the team bus is parked outside)
Bound for Pipiriki
Whanganui River Adventures green jetboat pick up from Mangapurua Landing ( Call us on 0800 862 743 for times of pick up)
In our Pipiriki Campground we have a full range of support
- Cabins and tent sites
- Fully equipped kitchen and lounge area
- Hot showers and Toilets
- A small laundry for washing
- Hot and cold food and drinks
- Bike Wash Facility
Our facilities will be open throughout the Tour Aotearoa Event.
A unique on River hosted experience
Our yellow boats can pick you up, and bring you to our little oasis on the river from camping to fully catered lodge stay options. Stop and breathe for a night, have a drink and a relaxing rest before heading south the next day. Sit up on the balcony and soak in the stunning wilderness scenery, sounds (or lack there of) and just "be" for a moment. Fully catered, self catered, lodge, cabins, camping - options to suit your journey
Jetboat pick up from Mangapurua Landing - scheduled pickups (options for early morning and late afternoon). Our boats will transfer you to Pipiriki for your onward journey.
Book direct or give us a call and we will be happy to assist. (Ideally give us a call from Taumaranui or before if you know how your are tracking to ensure we can assist.)
Please note Saturday nights may be fully booked in the Lodge - camping is available.
Contact us on Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and Adventures
Matahiwi - Coffee and Camping Oasis
Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday (Call ahead if you know you're heading there) from 9am - 3pm
Cabins and camping available (all days for TA riders on request)
Meals available on request (again please email or call ahead to arrange)
Marlene is a font of local knowledge - and does a great coffee too!
Blue Duck Station - Respite and Coffee
Cafe is open seven days from 8am - 5pm with coffee and good food.
Accomodation is available (although weekends may be fully booked). Contact the team directly to enquire.
Remember the Dept of Conservation campsite and shelter are here too
Last spot to book onward jetboats and River Road accommodation