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. Use our Murchison trip planner to add Buller Gorge Swing Bridge and other attractions to your Murchison vacation plans.
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  • 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 crossin...  more »
  • 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 u...  more »
  • 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. Dr...  more »
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  • Very unfriendly and stubborn owner. We wanted to have a drink, but were not allowed in unless we payed the full price for the swing bridge. No hospitality at all.
  • 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.
  • Great stop off on a long drive. Went in August and we were the only ones there.
  • 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.

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