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Buller Gorge Swingbridge Ltd

Upper Buller Gorge, 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9809
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It’s a bridge

We arrived shortly before closing, so they let us in cheap. Only time to walk across and back... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
DadaGee
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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rip off!

To pay $10 pp to walk across the bridge is a total rip off! We made a special trip to this place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Juliet S
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Whakatane
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Walk NZ’s longest swingbridge before taking part in a range of activities from high speed flying-fox rides and jet boating to more leisurely strolls along the Faultline loop walk to view some of the site’s fascinating geological and historical features. The loop walk, for instance, encompasses the famous White’s Creek Faultine, - epicentre of the 1929 Murchison earthquake, where the ground rose 4.5m (15ft), historical goldworkings and the chance to look for gold on the river banks.The flying fox is suitable for all ages whilst the jetboating is one of the best runs in NZ.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Upper Buller Gorge, 7007, New Zealand
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+64 3-523 9809
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived shortly before closing, so they let us in cheap. Only time to walk across and back again. It’s fairly dramatic, but as there are high sides, you’re really safe. I’ve been on more exposed bridges. Good fun, but a little on the pricey...More

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To pay $10 pp to walk across the bridge is a total rip off! We made a special trip to this place. Wished we looked at the reviews. While we waited in the car park we noticed many people walking away after reading the price...More

Thank Juliet S
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

It's a tourist trap and ridicilous that they charge you $ 10,- pp to cross the bridge. The walking track is a joke. All the parks in NZ have way more spectacular suspension bridges and they are everywhere free of charge to cross. Just because...More

1  Thank Siebren
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Walked across with my wife and the bridge wobbled and was fun. We then explored their well signed & interesting trail. I thought I'd try the zip wire back (my wife walked!) and it was OK but a bit tame and I didn't feel like...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Labour Monday. People seem to think $10 is a lot to cross the swingbridge! It's the longest in NZ, crosses a beautiful gorge and requires safety checks and maintenance. I was petrified crossing it. Did the jet boat on the Buller gorge. Beautiful, peaceful...More

1  Thank Kauri2507
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped to see what was what and almost didn't go because $10 is a lot just to cross a bridge. We ended up being glad we went! The entry fee gets you access to the bridge (and toilets) as well as unlimited time exploring...More

1  Thank AucklandGal88
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I was petrified but forced myself over the swing bridge and by the third trip I was really cool with it. Fantastic views. Was persuaded to try the zip line and just loved it. Then did the jet boat. Driver was "nuts" in the nicest...More

1  Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Saw the bridge while driving or van and stepped on the brakes. 10 dollars was the price to walk the bridge over the big Buller and it was really a excellent walk. Not scary for me but my wife that hates high altitude didn't dare....More

Thank Ulf S
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and great experience. Not for the faint hearted. The bridge is narrow and sways quite a bit but definitely worth a visit. Quite expensive to walk across a bridge but I guess they need to pay the staff and maintain the bridge....More

1  Thank BrettBega_Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was an awesome experience. As it was a quiet day and it cost so much i just wished the owner would have let us go across again.

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