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Great for a quick stop or picnic

Free and easy to get to. Worth a quick stop to check it out. There is a toilet here and picnic... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
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stopped during trip around coast

Nice place to stop for a short walk. Has mobile cafe there with a good variety of food & short... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Southland Region, New Zealand
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Eastern Bush, Tuatapere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to take a look at this great old suspension bridge over the Waiau River. Built in 1898 and opened in 1899 the bridge replaced the old punt on a wire. The bridge spans over111m, has a width of 3.66mand its towers are over...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Visited on Thursday 3rd May. We made a particular point of stopping to check it out. It is now closed to road traffic and you are free to walk across and marvel at this amazing suspension bridge.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

A great place to take the kids, stretch you legs, have a bite to eat & enjoy the scenery of the waiau river while trying to spot trout.

Thank southlanders262
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Great place to stop and stretch your legs. Historic bridge is interesting with information boards and in good condition. Mobile cafe serves great coffee and cake.

Thank Paul and Teress... W
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Free and easy to get to. Worth a quick stop to check it out. There is a toilet here and picnic area. Bridge and information boards give history of the bridge and area

Thank GriffnLeanne
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

My husband is an engineer so he loves this sort of structure, and over the years I have also fallen into the category of appreciating what went into making these structures. Great little coffee shop also situated there.

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is a very cool place to visit. It's a good historic bridge. There is some good information to have a read of.

Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

For those interested in such things, this is an impressive piece of engineering. It's free to visit with a nice picnic spot alongside.

Thank KiwiCriticDunedin
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Nice place to stop for a short walk. Has mobile cafe there with a good variety of food & short wait. Family friendly by

Thank Bionickate2016
Reviewed 9 October 2017

New Zealand has some wonderful historic engineering sites. The difficult terrain, floods, and earthquakes made it mandatory. This mini Isambard Kingdom Brunel style suspension bridge (very similar to the 1864 Clifton Bridge over the Avon at Bristol England) is a gem and well worth a...More

Thank Dojii
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