We were heading for Tuatapere and then onto Clifden Suspension Bridge. Apparently it is the longest wooden suspension bridge in NZ and was built late last century.
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The river had a lot more water going down then before the Manapouri Power system chopped back the flow of water. It is also a free overnight spot provided by Southland Council.
We spent an hour or so having a good look around here. A lovely spot.
Nice spot but next we were heading to a place Fiona’s grandparents spent some time at Otautau which had an interesting overnight parking place on the side of the towns football field.
Its a neat spot and comes with power, inludes hot showers, washings facilities and a small kitchen with two ovens. It $10pp plus $5 for power.
A neat spot not far from the centre of town and run by some people who live not far from the park who were very helpful.
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Fiona decided she’d wash our linen and as she entered the kitchen/washouse found that someone had left one of the Ovens on! No damage done but who knows how long that had been left on.. thinking power bills
Great spot and we’re planning to check out the local museum tomorrow and head for the Catlins.
4 thoughts on “NZ’s Longest Wooden Suspension Bridge”
Beautiful photos and great commentary. Have you struck any difficult roads yet? Thinking steep or very windey?
Rafe has an Alko chassis so is lower to the ground than your average Motorhome so I tend to avoid dodgy roads. None that I can think of.
That is a really cool bridge. We have the longest Wooden suspension bridge in Tennessee near our property and I love these.
Nice. Thanks one has overnight parking for free too so makes it interesting for Motorhomers.
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