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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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Great views but many sandflies

This place was recommended by Shining Star accommodation and it was indeed a great stop. But there... read more

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264gweny
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Singapore, Singapore
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Beautiful scenery

Worth a trip. It's only about 30 min from Hokitita. Nice walk in the morning. Beautiful scenery... read more

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Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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All reviews swing bridge car park blue water hokitika gorge easy walk short walk insect repellent worth the detour waters edge viewing platform beautiful water parking area well worth the effort well worth the trip lovely walk beautiful spot gravel road
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was recommended by Shining Star accommodation and it was indeed a great stop. But there are many sandflies so be prepared with sprays or wearing long sleeves clothes and pants.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 264gweny
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a trip. It's only about 30 min from Hokitita. Nice walk in the morning. Beautiful scenery. Water was turquoise blue. Swing bridge was a hit with kids

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travel-the-world-33
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This destination is well worth the drive from Hokitika. With freshly upgraded facilities including toilets and car parking. The walk includes a swing bridge providing great views. A beautiful location and a outstanding piece of natural beauty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lezm761
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth stopping while driving on your route on the west coast. Just a short walk to see the amazing milky blue water. Don’t forget your sandfly spray!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1989matthiash
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit if you are in the area. A very nice free attraction. There is good parking & well displayed information at the start of the trail which is very well maintained. There is a good viewing platform & a fabulous swing bridge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gentrymark55
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing colours in the water, well worth a visit but be careful of the sandflies, bug spray or long sleeves is a must, I didn’t and I’m still scratching 2 days later! Also be aware there is no mobile signal between Hokitika and the Gorge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulbL6975SJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is so amazing! The water is turquoise in colour and I feel so relax here. Ain’t too much of walking. I realised sandflies are topically every where in south nz on this nov trip. Do wear Long sleeves on this visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful but we visited at about 6pm at the end of Nov 2018 and I was bitten alive in about five mins before I changed to long trousers! I think they were sandflies!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see the beautiful pool, it only takes 20mins walk. However, there are a lot of flies. So, do wear long sleeves and pants, and bring along insect repellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank forniafaith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant walk through the gorgeous gorge to the icy blue water made a lovely break on the road trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tina674
13 October 2018|
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Response from ahooky | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 1 hour. From Greymouth to Hokitika is about 30mins on a reasonably straight and easy coastal road. Then from Hokitika to the gorge is about another 30mins on an inland road. There is a short gravel road... More
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TinaSueWP
7 June 2018|
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Response from HoneyBadgerBex | Reviewed this property |
I visited in May and didn't need any insect repellent at all (I wore a long sleeved top and trousers). I'm usually very prone to getting insect bites but didn't get a single one :)
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sevzapkino65
12 May 2018|
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Response from social2015 | Reviewed this property |
It's the snowy time of the year but doesn't get snow at the Gorge.
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