The Buller Gorge swing bridge. © Tourism West Coast

Cross the Buller river on one of New Zealand’s longest swing bridges

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The mighty Buller River runs from Lake Rotoiti near Nelson, carving a track through the wild, bush-clad country of the West Coast before joining the Tasman Sea at Westport. 

The Buller Gorge is one of the narrower bits of the river’s journey, but still wide enough to hold one of New Zealand’s longest swing bridges. 

Walk the 110-metre wire swing bridge above the churning green water to experience the power of the river and get a whole new perspective of the Buller Gorge. 

Whether you’re after a quick leg stretch on a road trip, a more adventurous trip across the river via the Cometline flying fox, or high-speed jet boat thrills, the Buller Gorge Swingbridge Adventure and Heritage Park has the bases covered. 

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