Rakaia Gorge Walkway
Rakaia Gorge Walkway
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Marcelo
Auckland, New Zealand436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Unfortunately when I visited the Rakaia, it was a rainy day so I couldn't appreciate the blue of the water. But the scenery is phenomenal, and you get a great view of Mount Hut. So I will totally recommend to visit
Written 5 June 2023
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Eddie Y
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Walked to the lookout which took 30 minutes each way. You will need good walking shoes with a decent tread as it is hard packed dirt track with tree roots and will be muddy & slippery if wet. There is a steep section midway through that's not suitable for a disabled person. Good photo opportunities spots along the way and views are spectacular and reminiscent of Tongariro in the North Island.
Big carpark by the river with clean toilets but no toilet paper.
Written 12 October 2022
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Kylie M
Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
We have a young family so didn’t do the full walk. Our 5yr old and 3yr old made it comfortably to the lookout and back and really enjoyed the walk (about 30mins each way). And whilst my husband took them back, our 6yr old and I carried on to the coal mine and then turned around. The last 1km to the coal mine was pretty muddy but that added to the fun!

The views are gorgeous and it was well worth doing.
Written 14 May 2021
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WishboneSandra
Christchurch, New Zealand55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
My first time walking that trek,and i thoroughly enjoyed it,i did it in 4hrs return,as i took my time,and stopped to take photos, and had a lunch break..views are beautiful..make sure you check weather,as it can get real windy up there..
Written 22 September 2020
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D&M
Perth, Australia414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is one of the walks we had on our to do list on our way to Lake Tekapo. We were not disappointed when we arrived and saw the fabulous crystal clear blue colour of the river. We thought this was going to be a ripper of a walk. It took us up and down the riverbank following the river and the gorge. Along the way you get some breathtaking views and photo opportunities at each turn. We couldn’t stop taking shots of the changing scenery as our walk ended at the lower gorge lookout which took us 30 minutes to reach from the car park. Had we had more time we would have loved to gone onto the upper gorge lookout which passed by the unused mine shafts of the past. This was a 4 hour return walk unfortunately. In the end we made our way back still shocked at the scenery we had already passed and made our way back to the car extremely satisfied. Well worth doing this walk if you are in the area. Make sure you have decent footwear as some of the track is rocky and loose.
Written 18 March 2020
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Medazz
Bratislava, Slovakia66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
It is nice walking along the river. Average asccending on path in good condition. Nice lookaround there.
Written 15 March 2020
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Mary-Anne9999
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an enjoyable scenic walk although I would rate it in terms of difficulty a little more than easy. The gradient, whilst gradual, is consistent over most of the distance so wouldn't be an easy walk for someone who is unfit. We walked a steady pace without regular breaks which took 3.45 hours. Four hours is realistic if you are taking in all the views.
Written 14 February 2020
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We did not go pasted the first 10 meters of the track, but went down to the river and looked at the bridge. Beautiful area.
Written 6 February 2020
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myb0
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A great way to spend an afternoon. Pretty heavy going uphill in some parts but well worth it. Stunning views and a great workout!
Written 13 July 2019
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HIstvan
Paty, Hungary50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I took this walk as a Sunday afternoon trail and I think, it is pretty good for that. The walk is easy and not too long. You may need to climb a bit up and down, but it is easy. You can enjoy a great view of the gorge almost everywhere during the walk, but it is not changing too much. The scenery is similar at the end of the track as everywhere else.
As it is an easy, but nice walk you can expect people everywhere. When I was there it was not very crowded, but I met people each 5 minutes.
Written 6 June 2019
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