The Buller Gorge Swingbridge Adventure and Heritage Park

Buller Gorge Walks

The Loop Walk – 15 minutes

A gently-graded walk, perfect for visitors with limited time, who might want to stretch before driving. Its highlight is the famous White’s Creek faultline, which was the epicentre of the 1929 Murchison earthquake and where the ground instantaneously rose more than 4.5 metres (nearly 15 feet). Before completing the Loop Walk, visitors may sit and listen to an audio presentation featuring human-interest stories of the 1929 earthquake.

The Bushline Walk – 30 minutes return

This walk introduces some of New Zealands unique native trees, including the giant Kahikatea (white pine), Rimu (red pine), Matai (black pine), Miro (brown pine) and Totora. A viewing platform to appreciate the geology of White’s creek peninsula.

Forest Gold Walk – 30 minutes return

An easy grade forest walk that passes through areas of hand stacked stone, remnants of an early alluvial gold mining area, and finishes at a giant Kahikatea tree. The walls of stacked taiing stones seen on this walk are among the West Coast’s finest examples.

Ariki Falls – 1 hour return

A beautiful walk through unspoilt native forest. Those who take this forest walk may have the opportunity to watch rafters and kayakers as they attempt one of the most challenging commercially rafted falls on the mighty Buller River.


Swingbridge crossing and walks:
Adult – $12.50
Child – $5

Prices applicable from October 2023.
Child prices, where applicable, apply to 14 years and under.