Buller Gorge Swing Bridge, Nelson-Tasman Region

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An adventure and holiday park, Buller Gorge Swing Bridge offers an abundance of activities for both thrill-seekers and those wanting an all-round gentler take on New Zealand's singular environment. Test your nerve on the many ziplines to catch extensive views of the surrounding native forest, or take a thrilling ride down the river on an action-packed jet boat journey. A number of loop trails offer quieter alternatives: walk along the swingbridge suspended over the deep gorge, or admire the plant and animal life on strolls around Ariki Falls and the river. You can even try your hand at gold panning in one of the country's few remaining areas still mined for the precious metal. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Buller Gorge Swing Bridge by using our Murchison itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We were headed for Punakaiki along the Highway 6 so that we could see Buller Gorge. The road runs along a good part of it so we saw a lot. Then we made for the famous swing bridge of the gorge. It's t...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We stopped there on our way from Nelson to Westport. It's $10 to get to go across the swingbridge and to the walks. Going over the bridge was fun and the walks were nice. A good place to get out of yo...  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    The swing bridge crossing is fun, useful if stop-on the road, good to here to stretch your legs. The ' nature walk ' on the other side of the River was advertised as ' amazing ' fantastic ' etc. (very commercial set up). It turned out to be the least beautiful walk that we have done in NZ (and those other, but very scenic walks, were all free, here you had to pay for it also). A friend wanted to necessarily love with the zipline back; that turned out to be expensive and little to. All in all a commercial happen.
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  • Nice place to stop after the drive through the Buller Gorge. We loved the swing bridge - sort of scary looking but not scary to cross. Everyone enjoyed the zip line. Be great if there was a cafe.
  • A nice swing bridge, but you have to pay a lot for it to go over. If you want to get back by the comit line, you have to pay a lot more, too much more. It's too obvious that, it's all about making money here. Did I say that you also have to pay for the movie the make of your ride, now I did.
  • Decent hikes. Way overpriced. There are lots and lots of free swing bridges in New Zealand and lots of better hiking which we came to find out over our 3 week trip. This one wasn't that spectacular or worth the price.
  • Driving through the South island, we happened upon Buller Gorge by accident. I can only say it was fantastic!! The swing bridge may be slim, but that's half the fun off getting across the river. The walk through the grounds on the opposite side of the river was great, forest, beach and information about the earthquakes kept us all entertained (from 2 to 68 years old!). The tandem zip-line on return across the river was so much fun, made even better because my 2 year old was able to make the trip with me, strapped on my lap! Thanks for a fun experience on my birthday guys, you have a great little set up.
  • Complete Rip-Off, there are so many Swing-Bridges in nz, why pay for this? The advertised earthquake faultline is more or less just a sign. The whole park looks like no one cares for it. The waterfall is nothing more than a rapid. Safe money and time for something else.

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