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Address: Upper Buller Gorge, 7007, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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We were very glad we walked across this bridge, nice nature walks on the other side. It was a bit wet the day we visited so didn't venture off the main boarwalk one very far. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jlynch841
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we arrived and saw the admission price we wondered if it would be worth it as we couldn't see the bridge without entering. We decided only one of use would go to see what it was all about. It's just another swingbridge like many others around New Zealand. In hindsight we would have been better of skipping this "attraction"... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was effectively three experiences one for us - the swing bridge with its great views, the very pleasant bush walk and the return across the river on the comet line ... a scary thrill for me!!! There's also the possibility of a boat trip on the river but we were a bit short on time.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very glad we walked across this bridge, nice nature walks on the other side. It was a bit wet the day we visited so didn't venture off the main boarwalk one very far. We took the comet line back which was excellent.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was absolutely frustrating. The bridge was not really swinging, you were not allowed to make any fun on the bridge, the personal was annoyed by guests and not helpful or communicative and they raised the price from 5$ to 10$. IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT WORTH TO GO THERE!!!!!!

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Thank Patrick S
Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So disappointing. I might as well have thrown away the money. The bridge is average at best, there are plenty more swing bridges in NZ that you definitely don't have to pay money to cross. And also the walks around seemed to have been created so as to justify the cost. Staff weren't friendly at all.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with previous reviewers about the price of $10 just to cross a swing bridge being a bit too expensive. However once you are across there are a few walks you can do and although

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Thank Lisa S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This bridge is very disappointing. It is definitely not worth paying to go on. The staff were particularly rude aswell which ruined the break we needed from the car. There is no clear sign indicating that you need a ticket and no one manning the start of the bridge. We therefore went over the bridge and back again to find... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

compared with other DoC maintained swing bridges we've crossed (for free), this one was a bit of a disappointment. it's certainly an impressive river crossing, with good views, but after paying $10 I would expect better maintenance than what looks like tennis court netting held on with rusting galvanised fencing wire as the edges of the bridge. especially when there... More 

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Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a look after sitting in the camper for too long Swing bridge was fun and so was the chair ride but it's a bit expensive

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we saw the claim: 'New Zealand's Longest Swingbridge' we were expecting something really long. It costs you NZ$10 to walk the bridge and another NZ$30 to come back on the 'cometline' which took less than 20 sec. It was pity that we missed the jet boat cruise because it would definitely be more entertaining !!

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