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No photograph will fully do justive to this stunning piece or artistc engineering. Preferably go see it in person on a clear day, when the 'breaking wave' will frame the distant volcano Taranaki, seen in The Last Samurai for its resemblance to Fujiyama.
This is a very popular bridge that is part of the coastal walkway. You can see it as part of a longer walk or just park in the designated parking area nearby and walk across it. Not huge but architecturally very striking, looking like the...More
This area (walkways, lake, picnic area) is enhanced with the wonderful bridge looking like the skeleton of a huge whale. On a fine sunny cloudless day the bridge lines up perfectly with Mt Taranaki which makes for a stunning picture. Unfortunately the mount couldnt be...More
White unfurling leaf like bridge surrounded by stunning red flowering pohutikawa’s around December over a water way. With great sea views and views of Taranaki on a good day it’s a nice walk suitable for all fitness levels and people with disabilities.
We visitied this bridge in a personal tour we were on and had time to get out and walk across and back. It was a rather windy day and the sound it made as we walked across was very freaky. Alot of locals used the...More
The bridge design is beautiful. The design seems to change depending on the angle that you look at it. The theme seems to be the ribs of a whale but you can probably come up with other interpretations. Well worth a visit.