The Mangapurua is an increasingly popular deserted valley branching off the Whanganui River above Pipiriki. Access to the valley is either by river via the well renown "Bridge to Nowhere" or by track from the bottom of the Ruatiti valley out the back of Raetihi...
A objective of our society is to provide safe, dry and comfortable accommodation for all visitors in the valley. This has become a major project for our society. The site of Johnson's clearing is where we propose to build this. The difficulties as you can imagine are numerous and some rather large.
We hold regular events such as working Bees and camps within the valley. We arrange entertaining funding evenings, regular meetings and we have a monthly newsletter. One of the projects we have underway is to write and place information boards at various sites of previous homes.
You can help us to care for these valleys by becoming a member of our society. For just $20 per year you get information about events we will be providing along with regular updates as to any progress. You can either pay online by credit card or by direct credit to our bank account.