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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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Address: Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand
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+64 3-756 9100
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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It's a bit off the city and takes around 30min to go there but it is worth the trip. The walk from the parking area to the river is in excellent condition and easy to walk. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bit off the city and takes around 30min to go there but it is worth the trip. The walk from the parking area to the river is in excellent condition and easy to walk. The colour of the water is amazing and you can take some great pictures.

Thank tisalo
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an outstanding experience. The Gorge is unbelievable. A combination of local minerals, rock dust and glacier melt waters have turned the water here into an unbelievable shade of blue/green. Simply amazing. It's an easy drive of about 30 minutes. Sign posting is kind of erratic, so keep your wits about you. It's best to ask a local first.... More 

Thank Jay H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely a place to visit. An easy walk to the gorge and a spectacular view. We went after some rain and the water was grey rather than blue, but still beautiful.

Thank 435melinam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk up the Hokitika Gorge is well worth the 30-40min drive from Hokitika itself, as usual the place as been well curated by the Dept of Conservation, although visitors of a nervous disposition may find the cable suspension bridge to continue the walk to the far side of the gorge a little too scarey. There are sandfiles in abundance... More 

Thank plunet
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely place and the water is so greeny jade colour, its a 35 minute drive to the place from Hokitika and would visit again

Thank Fionahead
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely blue pools at the end of a 10 min walk. Much better than the blue pools at Haast Pass. However, quite a number of sandflies so do cover up. Heard some folks do jump into the blue pool from the rock. It's a 30 min one way drive from the main Hokitika town, so you might want to give... More 

Thank Tengawa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a bit of a drive from Hokitika, but well worth it. The drive is stunning, over a glacial plain, with lateral moraines either side and the foothills of the southern alps in front of you. The walk through the forest is short and gentle to the gorge flowing with glacial water which is a turquoise colour.

Thank Chris B
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow! Wow! And wow! A pleasant easy stroll on excellently maintained paths leading to great viewing platforms, on to a suspension bridge and finally to an area you can descend to the water level to touch the most beautiful of blue waters! Free to walk but donations requested.

Thank makinnz12
Ashburton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went on a sunny Autumn day and it was beautiful. There were a lot of people there though, and also sandflies.

Thank Lucykiwi
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What can I say? Aotearoa - New Zealand at its best. We love these sorts of outdoor opportunities and encourage all other Kiwis to explore their own country. I am not fit and wondered about it initally but not taxing at all.

Thank johnandsummer

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