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Arapuni Swing Bridge

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Waikato River, Arapuni, New Zealand
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Arapuni Swing Bridge and Dam

There is a forty minute walk over what is said to be the longest swing bridge in the southern... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
Picnic lunch under trees before walk over the bridge.

Really worthwhile visit. Lovely spot to picnic before your walk. The walk is easy and the sight is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heather B
Auckland, New Zealand
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“waikato river” (5 reviews)
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Waikato River, Arapuni, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a forty minute walk over what is said to be the longest swing bridge in the southern hemisphere, along the Waikato River Trail, and returning over the Arapuni Dam. The bridge crosses a deep canyon and the walk is surrounded by verdant vegetation...More

Thank LloydSciban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really worthwhile visit. Lovely spot to picnic before your walk. The walk is easy and the sight is fantastic! Everyone enjoyed the visit so would recommend it for all ages.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We enjoyed the short hike to the Swing Bridge and then along the Waikato River Trail. This is a beautiful park of New Zealand. The walk was about 10 minutes to the bridge and 30 around the loop. We had a great lunch at the...More

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Arapuni swing bridge is very close to the main road through Arapuni Village. It's just a short walk from the parking on the main road. There are public toilets by the parking area too. The bridge is high above the Waikato River and well worth...More

Thank CEWatat79
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Was a beautiful view. Nice and quiet location. Would definitely recommend stopping here if you happen to be passing through.

Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited this area after lunch at the Rhubarb Cafe which was fabulous. If you don't like heights, don't look down :) Interesting to see the power station below and the strength of this amazing Swing Bridge. There is a walk on the other side...More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Just a short walk from the parking, you end of on the swing bridge, please pay attention to the signboards and follow the directions. The bridge was originally made for the workers for the power station which i located on the other side of the...More

Thank ReviewerIndo
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank w00fies
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...More

Thank bobjanh
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19 February 2017|
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Response from Gloria W | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the road and walked down to the bridge it's not too far