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It was my second time trekking with my friends and it was amazing. So we had our food packed with us. We are at the car park and then started our 4 hours journey. To be honest it was tiring but the view was worth...More
We really enjoyed this walk which we did one way, a distance of about 5 kms. We got the jet boat up the gorge and then got dropped of by the walkway. Would recommend you wear proper walking shoes not jandals. Walk took about 2...More
Literally fell upon this gorge as I drove along the scenic inland route. The colour of the water is amazing. There is a lovely campsite adjacent and a stunning viewing point. There is a very long trek that follows the route of the river which...More
Sunny weather but windy which is typical of NZ spring season. The track is in very good condition and easy to walk along. Stunning views of the river and cliff faces, a few waterfalls and gorgeous lush bush. One of the better walks I have...More
Even in the misty rain was a great walk. Took us 3,5hours with a lunch stop in the middle. Great view of the gorge and river. Beautiful bird sound and bush as well. Worth the diversion to see the coal mines. Would recommend
As you can see by the date we walked, it was Autumn, and the colours were great! The track difficulty was moderate, and damp in places. But the views were wonderful and colourful.
Strongly recommended if you are in this area in this season.
Heading north from Staveley to Christchurch, the Rakaia Gorge rates as a worthy stop.
Pulling off the road needs care, at the bridges there is a reasonable lay- bye.
The older bridge is quite impressive, as are the torrents thundering through the gorge & fanning...More
Great little walk on a good day with great views over the gorge. Not really sure if the upper gorge lookout is worth it as the lower gorge had similar views. The colour of the water was beautiful. In total took us about 3 hours...More