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Te Rewa Bridge, New Plymouth – attraction

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Taranaki, North Island

places to visit in Taranaki


  • Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is a pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River, New Plymouth in New Zealand draws on Maori cultural values and contemporary bridge construction considerations
  • Spectacular shape and views of Mt Egmont have created a well known landmark and key visitor attraction

The best time to visit Te Rewa Rewa bridge is when you can spy the symmetrical beauty of Mount Egmont, get on your bike and pedal for a stunning shot of the mountain through the lens of the bridge.


Designer Peter Mulqueen Te Rewa Rewa A Bridge that really connects commented the bridge should ‘touch lightly’ on the landscape as per client’s wishes … in order to honour the deceased. See TRAVEL PACK INFORMATION: ‘Te Rewa Rewa – A Bridge that really connects’.

The Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is 5.4 km from New Plymouth’s city centre. It is a flat, easy coastal walk on a shared pedestrian cycle track.

Yes, you can cycle to the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge on the shared Coastal Walkway northern extension.

There is plenty of attractions nearby the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Plymouth.

Fitzroy Beach is a popular family destination as well as two golf courses.

The shape of the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Plymouth is a masterpiece of sculptured metal reflecting the shape of breaking waves, a whale skeleton. Let your imagination decide while admiring the framed view of Mount Egmont.

The bridge is part of an agreement with the local Maori tribe (Ngati Tawhirikura and New Plymouth local government council. A historic pa (fortified village) was located on the northern bank of the river and site of a battle between contending Maori tribes. A Maori leader, Rewa Rewa is buried at the pa site.



Rewa was among the chiefs who wrote to King William IV in 1831 asking for protection against the French. He also signed the Declaration of Independence in 1835. If you want to know more about a fascinating Maori figure check out Rewa | NZHistory, New Zealand history online.


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Fitzroy, New Plymouth 4312. The bridge spans the Waiwhakaiho River.

  • Te Rewa Rewa bridge at 68.8 metres is wide enough for an ambulance
  • There are nineteen ribs forming the distinctive arch
  • The bridge deck is designed 4.5 metres above sea and river flow levels to withstand flooding and volcanic lahars (eruption flows)
Te Rewa Rewa whale ribbed bridge with stunning views of Mt Taranaki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Te Rewa Rewa, New Plymouth

Te Rewa Rewa bridge is featured in 10 one of a kind Taranaki places worth a detour. The Rewa Rewa bridge has its own Wikipedia entry which is impressive…Te Rewa Rewa bridge was designed and built by a consortium led by local company Whitaker Civil Engineering Limited and included Novare Design, CPG and Fitzroy Engineering.



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