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Address: Upper Buller Gorge, 7007, New Zealand
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+64 3-523 9809
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Walk NZ’s longest swingbridge before taking part in a range of activities...

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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Cool swing bridge

It is a pretty cool swing bridge over the gorge. For $10 NZ you can walk over the bridge and back. We opted for swing bridge crossing and chair zip line back for $30 NZ. His is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Collinsville, IL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is a tremendous example of what happens when private parties manage a nature park, instead of the Department of Conservation: it turns crap. Literally, because for some weird reason this entire park smells like urine and poo. The loop walk is nice for the first 5 minutes, passing by the rivier gorge. Then it turns inlands and you... More 

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Waihi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in the Buller Gorge, 1hr 45 mins from Nelson, this is not just a Swingbridge, it's an adventure and heritage park rolled into one. The Swingbridge, New Zealand's longest, is 110 metres long and is suspended 17 metres abo e the Buller River. After crossing the bridge, we did the Loop Walk which took us about 30 minutes, although... More 

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Collinsville, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a pretty cool swing bridge over the gorge. For $10 NZ you can walk over the bridge and back. We opted for swing bridge crossing and chair zip line back for $30 NZ. His is a simple and cheap fun excursion and play time.

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Thank Mark1Rob
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite some negative comments on TripAdvisor we liked it. I certainly would prefer to pay to cross a clearly well maintained bridge than risk a free one! The information about the fault line that you explore via the boardwalk was very interesting although a few of the identification boards had gone missing. Zip wire return was too expensive but everything... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the $10 for the experience - crossing a swing bridge that was originally built in the 1800's by Goldminers, over the vast Buller River. The longest in New Zealand, I loved it. The view was fabulous as was the sense of achievement.

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Thank nessmorgan
North Carolina Beach & Florida Gulf
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here because other US tourists had done so the previous day and raved about it. Where are these people and all the others who think this is a great place from? First, it is very expensive. It is not the longest swing bridge although I am sure they have a reason to advertise that they are. The only... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped as we passed. You can't see the bridge from the car park so just have to get on with it. NZ $10 to enter felt expensive but worth it in the end; you're paying for upkeep. Bridge was great unless you can't cope with heights and moving walkways. Occasionally tricky when passing a fellow walker but if you both... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to freak out nervous people who are scared of heights or think it's a swingbridge from the 1800s that is suddenly going to flip. After crossing, head down to the river's edge and have a splash around in the crystal clear ice cold water. A rugged, raw and beautiful part of New Zealand.

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Thank westbest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just passing by good place to stop for a break. The swing bridge was great a good opportunity for some great photos. River was amaxing

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Thank Pauline R
Southport, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late in the day and only just made the cut off to enter. The price is very expensive but like I do on holidays I just pay it and get on with it, To walk across the gorge is $10 on a very this bridge that is suspended across the gorge some people we not able to cross... More 

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