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Clifden Swing Bridge

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

Bates Rd, Clifden, Tuatapere, Southland

rvexplorer id: 18232

Lat-Long: -46.02888, 167.715

The Clifden Swing Bridge


Picnic area beside the bridge

Picnic area beside the bridge



The Clifden Swing Bridge is the longest bridge of its type in New Zealand, and is now maintained as a heritage attraction, with a small picnic reserve adjacent.


The view from the bridge, in both directions over the Waiau River, are stunning - especially in autumn.


The reserve is quite small, and has a long-drop toilet. It would be a nice spot for a picnic lunch. 


The main carpark has a metal surface, and is available for free overnight parking for self-contained motor caravans.


The Clifden Swing Bridge


The Clifden Swing Bridge from the side




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