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“Doesn't excite me too Much”

Buller Gorge Swingbridge Ltd
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Owner description: Walk NZ’s longest swingbridge before taking part in a range of activities from high speed flying-fox rides and jet boating to more leisurely strolls along the Faultline loop walk to view some of the site’s fascinating geological and historical features. The loop walk, for instance, encompasses the famous White’s Creek Faultine, - epicentre of the 1929 Murchison earthquake, where the ground rose 4.5m (15ft), historical goldworkings and the chance to look for gold on the river banks.The flying fox is suitable for all ages whilst the jetboating is one of the best runs in NZ.
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Nice swingbridge. Nicer swingbridges for free on Mt cook walks and blue lake walks and many many more in south island. There's a flying fox thinghy here but it didn't seem too thrilling for the price. The walks across the bridge was boring to me and wet when I was there so maybe the reason why I m not moved. There are some historical miner settlement stuff there which might be interesting. The Buller gorge is a pretty nice river and a powerful one too. Just thought the staff should guide visitors crossing the bridge but instead one of the lady staff stood on the bridge and blocked a few of us without explaining why so we just stood there waiting. We found out after 5 to 10 mins that she was helping take a pic for someone on flying fox. Would suggest she was a bit verbal and told us dimwits why she needed to block our only passage to n fro instead of having us wait for her royal s to move.

Thank Docjoes
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

On a drive around the South Island, we stopped at the Buller Gorge Swingbridge. We walked across the bridge, ziplined back and that was fun. Not much to see across the bridge though. Need to do up the walk in some way.
The highlight however, was the Gold Rush Jetboat owned and driven by Mark. WOW! Bucketlist tick and highlight of the holiday! The river was deep, fast flowing, surrounded by a canyon on both sides, leaves Shotover for dead and cheaper too. 50 mins of spins, whirls and jumps, wet and wind swept, we returned with a "Buller River Blow wave. Mark was very informative about the area, river, the boat and a very capable driver.
Wicked and totally worth the money and a detour!

Thank Dudgey
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Other posts are on point...this is a tired "attraction." The most interesting part were the photos taken when the river flooded in 2010. Evidently the river was even higher in July 2012, but no pictures of that.

Thank golformeca
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Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

I agree with other posts that this is a good place to break up the drive but it is tired and needs some work done on it. Has potential to be really interesting but tired and dated at present. For $5 was ok, but don't expect too much!

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stopped at Buller Gorge where the longest swing bridge in New Zealand is. Once over the bridge you are supposed to be able to see the 1929 fault line. We paid our $5 each to cross the swing bridge which was fun. Sadly that's where the fun ended. The fault line could not be seen, all the information signs were ancient, and so old that you couldn't read what was on them. There's a post where the height of the 1998 flood has been marked with a plaque. There have been 4 other floods since - all higher and just marked with white paint. The whole placed was in dire need of some TLC.

Thank debstheleo
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