Clifden, New Zealand

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Clifden is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 46°2′0″S 167°43′0″E / 46.03333°S 167.71667°E / -46.03333; 167.71667Coordinates: 46°2′0″S 167°43′0″E / 46.03333°S 167.71667°E / -46.03333; 167.71667
Country  New Zealand
Region Southland Region
Time zone UTC+12:00 (NZST)
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu

The hamlet of Clifden, New Zealand is a small rural community on the Waiau River, Southland, New Zealand. It is notable for being the site of the Clifden Suspension Bridge (a government Category I historic site) and the Clifden Limestone Caves,[1][2] well-known since early European settlers made it a "must see" place to visit.


Clifden war memorial

The Clifden Suspension Bridge is home to the Clifden war memorial - located near State Highway 96 outside of Tuatapere. It contains the names of local soldiers who fought and died in World War I.[3]


  1. ^ New Zealand Department of Conservation - Clifden Caves Brochure. 6 December 2010.
  2. ^ New Zealand Department of Conservation - Clifden Caves.
  3. ^ New Zealand History Online - Clifden war memorial.

External links

  • Clifden Bridge
  • Clifden Caves Department of Conservation
  • Clifden war memorial NZ History
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