Buller Gorge Swing Bridge, Nelson-Tasman Region
(2.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The bridge is interesting and worth walking across but when it's busy it's a bit slow (one way only). On a nice day bring swimming gear to jump in the river along the walk. And bugspray isn't a bad idea.
  • For 10 dollars per adult, you can cross the bridge. The sights on the peninsula are nice, especially the information regarding the 2010 flooding. The bridge itself is quite cool, I do recommend to be early otherwise it can be crowded! After crossing the bridge, you may go back by zipline, which is 30 dollars. The zipline across the river is pretty cool, but offcourse quite short ;-) It is therefore quite expensive, so decide for yourself if you want to go! But the bridge alone was worth it. Btw, watch out for the bees! Do not bring a bright coloured car, as they will gather around your four-wheeled flower....
  • Nice bridge. But $10 just to cross it? Same price for bridge only and for bridge and walk.
  • Good stop for a nice walk - easy but nice :) price is $10 per person to cross the bridge by foot.