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Arapuni Swing Bridge

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Waikato River, Arapuni, New Zealand
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Stop if you're nearby

Arapuni swing bridge is very close to the main road through Arapuni Village. It's just a short walk... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Taupo, New Zealand
Nice place to stop

Was a beautiful view. Nice and quiet location. Would definitely recommend stopping here if you... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Aimee S
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Waikato River, Arapuni, New Zealand
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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
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 The bridge was originally made for the workers for the power station which i located on the other side of the...More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
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
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
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....More

Thank Travel4me070
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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
23 October 2016|
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Response from Annaliese E | Reviewed this property |
No its a free walk