Best Bridges of New Zealand

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Here we pay homage to the most spectacular and unique bridges of New Zealand.

Treetop Bridges - Redwoods Treewalk

The Redwoods Treewalk is a over half a kilometre long walkway that consists of a series of 21 suspension bridges traversing the gaps between majestic 110 year old Redwood trees. Picture by @thisisyugen.

Rotorua
Redwood Forest Suspension Bridges, Rotorua

Von @thisisyugen

Suspension Bridges on the Redwood Forest Treewalk

Railway Bridges - Hauraki Rail Trail

This bridge is found on the Hauraki Rail Trail in the Coromandel region. This is part of a famous cycle trail that follows old railway lines over incredible bridges and through native forest. Picture by @simonharrycollins.

Coromandel
Hauraki Rail Trail Bridge, Coromandel

Von @Simonharrycollins

Hauraki Rail Trail Bridge

Suspension Bridges - Hooker Valley Track

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock. Walking one of the tracks is the best way to experience the untouched land. Enjoy three swingbridges on your way to the glacial lake. Picture by @moniqueoneil.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Hooker Valley Swing Bridge, Christchurch - Canterbury

Von @moniqueoneil

The Hooker Valley Track crosses suspension bridges over the Hooker River before reaching a lookout for a close view of Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Suspension Bridges - The Blue Pools

A short walk from the Haast Highway, in Mount Aspiring National Park, are the Blue Pools with some of the bluest water the world has to offer. It's so clear that from the bridge you can often see New Zealand’s famous brown and rainbow trout migrating. Picture by @annes_travelbooklet.

Wanaka
Blue Pools, Wanaka

Von @annes_travelbooklet

Bridge across the Blue Pools in Haast

Suspension Bridges - Copland Track

This popular hike offers stunning swingbridges in true kiwi style through stunning forest, across rivers and beside alpine vistas before finishing up at the Welcome Flat Hot Pools. Picture by @angelo_zinna.

West Coast
Copland Track, West Coast

Von @angelo_zinna

Hiking the Copland Track, near Fox Glacier

Bungy Bridges - The Kawarau Bridge

Ok, so technically this isn't a picture of a bridge. But no bridge listicle would be complete without honoring the strong kiwi tradition of jumping off them. So why not experience bungy jumping off one of the many bridges around the country. Picture by @emirga

Queenstown
Kawarau Bridge Bungy, Queenstown

Von @emirga

The ultimate adrenaline rush - bungy off the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown.

Historic Bridges - Edith Cavell Bridge

This historic bridge crosses over the Shotover River in the South Island of New Zealand. It's listed by the New Zealand Historic Places and was originally built to help ease the passage of gold miners in the region. Picture by @stockman05.

Queenstown
Shotover River, Queenstown

Von @stockman05

Edith Cavell Bridge over the Shotover River - home of the iconic Shotover River Jet

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