Waiau River (Waiau Ferry Bridge)

Waiau Gorge Bridge
Hanmer Springs, Canterbury
White water: down, at the confluence with the Hanmer River is a popular destination for Canterbury University Paddling Club, a place to meet fellow paddlers for other trips, Grade 2 to 3. The bridge is an adventure centre location - you can bungy jump, take a jet boat ride.or embark on a rafting trip.

The Waiau Ferry Bridge of 1887 was designed by John Blackett. It has a central wrought iron truss with a double cantilever on each side supported on massive concrete piers. It is 32 m high.


bungy jump
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  • Waiau river at Ferry Bridge
    Waiau river at Ferry Bridge
  • Waiau River Bridge
    Waiau River Bridge
  • Waiau River Bridge
    Waiau River Bridge
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