Buller Gorge

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Hawk's Crag on the lower Buller Gorge

The Buller Gorge is a gorge located in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand. The Buller River flows through the deep canyon between Murchison and Westport. Land Information New Zealand lists two sections for the gorge, Upper Buller Gorge and Lower Buller Gorge.[1][2] State Highway 6 runs alongside, but considerably above, the river through the gorge. The Stillwater - Westport Line railway also runs through the gorge.

New Zealand's longest swingbridge at 110 m length[3] spans the Buller River 14 km west of Murchison. That area also offers rides on a zip-line across the gorge[4] as well as several short bush walks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Upper Buller Gorge". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Place Name Detail: Lower Buller Gorge". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  3. ^ Buller Gorge Swingbridge Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Lonely Planet website. Accessed 2013-09-18.
  4. ^ Buller Gorge Swingbridge Adventure and Heritage Park Buller Gorge Swingbridge Adventure and Heritage Park website. Accessed 2013-09-18.

External links[edit]

Media related to Buller Gorge at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 41°48′03″S 172°06′35″E / 41.8007°S 172.1098°E / -41.8007; 172.1098