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Great afternoon hike

If you’ve got time to kill and you’re in the area, this is definitely worth stopping off to see. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jessisaw
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Arapuni swing bridge

Nice easy walk over swing bridge. Dogs can be on a lead. Nice look at the river and power station... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisabarrier
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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’ve got time to kill and you’re in the area, this is definitely worth stopping off to see. It takes around an hour to get to the dam, crossing the swing bridge, and taking in the views. If the sun is shining, it’s a...More

Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice easy walk over swing bridge. Dogs can be on a lead. Nice look at the river and power station. Can be scary if scared of heights

Thank Lisabarrier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tourist attraction, that is well signposted and well kept up. It gives an interesting historical view, and has quite breathtaking views

Thank Gerry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The short downhill walk is well worth the view of the power house and river gorge from the swing bridge. If you're afraid of heights you can stop short of the bridge and look across from the viewing area rather than walking across the swing...More

Thank Lou56359
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place for a quick stop and walk across the bridge. there is a trail leading into the forest across the river.

Thank rabble1
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Drive through the local park to parking a short walk from the lookout over the bridge, a pleasant stroll down to the bridge and views of the river and power station

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Good place to come for a walk and take in the great scenery of the arapuni dam. The bridge is pretty massive , and the Waikato river trails are excellent to walk along . There's parking available also . Plenty of walks to do here...More

Thank Psarj
Reviewed 16 April 2018

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

1  Thank santo t
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

1  Thank BeckyC991
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

1  Thank majelljames
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darren884
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We parked on the road and walked down to the bridge it's not too far
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