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Arapuni Swing Bridge

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Address: Waikato River, Arapuni, New Zealand

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It's good to walk on and a great big river underneath but...it's a bridge! Enjoy walking over it and take in the views or use it for a stop on your walk!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire M
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's good to walk on and a great big river underneath but...it's a bridge! Enjoy walking over it and take in the views or use it for a stop on your walk!

Thank Claire M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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166 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Confused by a few things. Firstly I followed the sign "Swing bridge & walkway parking" to nowhere. Eventually back-tracked and realized I had to turn off onto a metal track, parked under a tree and walked thru a gap in the hedge to get to the entrance of the swing bridge. Secondly I read several reviews that said toilets and... More 

Thank w00fies
Brisbane, Australia
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259 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The swing bridge is just a short walk from the road through the very small township of Arapuni. Park on the road, do not follow the signage down towards the bowling club: that is just confusing and puts you further away from the point of interest. Apparently the swing bridge was built to assist with the construction of the very... More 

Thank bobjanh
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful to watch the bridge. Nice view from the swing bridge. very good experience to walk on the bridge. not for very scary people though....

Thank jimmy_sr
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place to stop and stretch your legs when travelling through the Waipa region. This attraction is free and offers adventure to those who dare. Best enjoyed on sunny day but can be done in any weather.

Thank ainsleeash
Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We drove past this bridge on our way to Te Waihou Walkway and thought we would take a look. Definitely worth a stop. We went passed a volunteer collecting information from cycle riders and hence discovered that it was part of a local cycle trail. The view from the bridge was interesting and the small part of the trail that... More 

Thank Travel4me070
Cambridge, New Zealand
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117 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It was interesting to learn the history behind the bridge & to explore the river walk in this area. It is possible to do a loop walk across the swing bridge and return via a road bridge. Good views of the swing bridge and the river valley on this walk from the road bridge.

1 Thank MJGx2
Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Called in here on way to Sanctuary Mountain, so worth it, just a short walk but great to see this old swing bridge just above the Arapuni dam. Good parking and toilet facilities available.

Thank Gloria W
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It's a really high and old swing bridge but perfectly safe. Has a great view of the river and a very relaxing short walk when the weather is good.

Thank Flora F
Napier, New Zealand
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Worth going a little off the beaten track. Good attraction and easy access and parking. Toilets and drinking fountain at start.

1 Thank Viv M

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