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Rakaia Gorge Walkway

Rakaia Gorge Road | State Highway 72 Inland Scenic Route, Rakaia, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4082
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Gorgeous Gorge

As you can see by the date we walked, it was Autumn, and the colours were great! The track... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John D
,
Nathalia, Australia
via mobile
"Average" for New Zealand is .... "great" for rest of the world.

Heading north from Staveley to Christchurch, the Rakaia Gorge rates as a worthy stop. Pulling off... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
planetogra
,
Tewantin, Australia
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Rakaia Gorge Road | State Highway 72 Inland Scenic Route, Rakaia, New Zealand
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+64 3-379 4082
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank John D
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Louis O
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Some of the reviews are old so I thought I would update track conditions. We have had an exceptionally wet winter so the track is quite boggy in parts as well as being badly overdue for track maintenance. If you don't have boots I wouldn't...More

2  Thank zhuhai2007
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome landscapes,, easy walk.. I would recommend it. Not so busy, best to unwind and relax.. you could appreciate the views below.

Thank parcy mae m
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Lovely day walk up through the hills and over looking the Raika Gorge. We did a 4 hour walk up to the peak, although you can do shorter walks, for example to the overlook and back.

3  Thank Tomita22
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Around every turn of this track is a new, spectacular scene. The trip would take less than half the time if you're not carrying a camera. Despite what the websites say, this hike is not suitable for track or walking shoes. It is very muddy...More

Thank phantomfisho
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pleasant walk to do especially after taking a jetboat ride up the river . The boat then will drop you off to the start of the track. Variety of bush and open track walking with excellent views of the Rakaia River.

1  Thank Alison H
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

It's a moderate walkway with lovely view and lookouts along the way. Some places are wet and some are steep, but overall fine the time we visited. We only been to the coal mine site which was just the half way to the end of...More

1  Thank hlin112
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a walk and some fresh air here as we traveled from Christchurch to queenstown. Could not believe the beautiful blue to the water. Even jumped in for a quick dip...fresh, to say the least!

Thank leemcp
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