Hokitika Gorge Walk

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Hokitika Gorge Walk
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Whitcombe Valley Road Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika 7810 New Zealand
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Larissa K
Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Fantastic, must do if in Hokitika.
Easy loop walk with 2x swing bridges. Awesome views.
We were lucky enough to go when it was sunny and the water was a fantastic blue colour.
Large carpark, however as a warning it still does get very busy and full.
Toilets available to use there as well.
Great walk.
Written 25 April 2022
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wellingt0nkirby
Wellington, New Zealand304 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
It must be 2 decades since we last did this walk. Then it was a hudden gem. Totally blown away by the work of Dept of Conservation & West Coast Development to upgrade to this tourist attraction. Even though river not the gorgeous turquoise colour it was spectacular. Track suitable for any level of fitness though note signs say not suitable strollers or wheelchairs
Written 25 April 2022
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k2LoFlyaNZ
Lower Hutt, New Zealand402 contributions
Apr 2022
30kms from Hokitika it is well-worth the drive. This loop walk takes about 40 - 50 minutes and encompasses a couple of spectacular swing bridges as well as viewing platforms. The views of the river are spectacular with the water a brilliant shade of blue in parts. The walk is through Beech and Rimu forest with heaps of other varieties too and endless fern varieties. A reasonable gradient means it is accessible even for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Written 11 April 2022
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dulcie164
Waipu, New Zealand99 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
This short walk is a ‘must do’ whilst visiting Hokitika. The walk is through beautiful lush bush and the water is sooo blue! Amazing!
Written 6 April 2022
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VivJos
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions
Mar 2022
Colour of the water was spectacular.
The bridge engineering was a sight in itself
This walk is a must do in Hokitika
Written 2 April 2022
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Dave S
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
I did this walk in 2020 prior to opening of the new part of the track, which now loops back to the carpark,

The drive from Hokitika was stunning. The locals get to see these impressive views everyday. It helped as it was a sunny day. It’s just beautiful and we are lucky in NZ to have such majestic scenery.

The track itself is very easy and the water in the gorge is this amazing turquoise colour. It is a well designed stunning walk that all visitors to the coast should do. It’s neither hard or long (2km maybe).

The constant helicopter like sounds of native wood pigeons (Kereru) in flight, together with other bird calls is very relaxing.
Written 1 April 2022
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kiwigreenman
Christchurch, New Zealand156 contributions
Mar 2022
Bit of a drive to get to but well worth it and well signposted along the way. Walking track loop including swingbridges very well built and easy walking . Good big carpark and public loos . Not busy when we were there I imagine you would want to avoid peak times especially for photos on bridge etc. Personally felt the first bridge offered best view if you do have limited time/mobility. Also you will need sandfly repellent.
Written 30 March 2022
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ShazNz
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
Mar 2022
A must do in the South Island. This has been the highlight of our visit. An easy walk, loop track with 2 swing bridges
Written 5 March 2022
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kw2622
Whanganui, New Zealand74 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Amazing blue river through the gorge walk. Easy to walk, sturdy swingbridge. Well worth the drive out here. Highly recommend.
Written 28 February 2022
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Robin T
Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions
Jan 2022
The Hokitika Gorge is a 'must do' attraction and has a wonderfully well constructed walkway including swing bridge over the turquoise water of the river
Written 26 February 2022
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