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Arapuni Swing Bridge

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Waikato River, Arapuni, New Zealand
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Swing Bridge

It is swing bridge, or to be precise a suspension bridge, hanging to the steel wires over the water... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
santo t
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Auckland, New Zealand
Worth a stop if you're passing through

Just a short walk from the car park in Arapuni takes you to this swing bridge, with a good view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BeckyC991
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Waikato River, Arapuni, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is swing bridge, or to be precise a suspension bridge, hanging to the steel wires over the water down below. It is good and has historical value, built nearly 100 years ago. The 152-metre suspension bridge was built in the mid-1920s to allow workers...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from the car park in Arapuni takes you to this swing bridge, with a good view over the Waikato river and it's impressively steep sides, as well as a view of a power station which is a heritage site and was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a stroll off the beaten track to the Arapuni Swing Bridge. The bridge itself provides stunning views of the river below and also the power station which was constructed prior to world war II. The power station has an interesting history being camouflaged...More

Thank majelljames
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Spectacular swing bridge, with great views of the Waikato churning a very long way underneath. No one else there when we were there. Never did find the toilets, but no matter. When you get sick of being in the tourist loop, this is a great...More

Thank womblewa
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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darren884
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
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