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Hokitika Gorge Walk

#1 of 31 things to do in Hokitika Features Animals
Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand
+64 3-756 9100
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Just invest in a short walk and this place gifts you with striking turquoise waters that swims... read more

Reviewed today
Snugbugs
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Blue, stunning, Scenic

Bit of a drive but gosh a short walk and its just stunning. Beautiful NZ scenery at its best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tarnia N
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“swing bridge” (194 reviews)
“blue water” (42 reviews)
“car park” (78 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand
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+64 3-756 9100
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Reviewed today via mobile

Just invest in a short walk and this place gifts you with striking turquoise waters that swims below large silver rocks. The landscape is breathtaking and I definitely​ recommend it as it was that good even in the midst of bad weather

Thank Snugbugs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a drive but gosh a short walk and its just stunning. Beautiful NZ scenery at its best. Suitable for all ages. Easy good condition track. Great swing bridge - awesome family trip

Thank Tarnia N
Reviewed 1 week ago

It''s a little bit of a drive from town but worth it. The walk is nice and easy and it is so blue its incredible. Definitely worth a trip.

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit off the main road from Hokitika but well worth the drive for a look. Lots of parking. Just a short walk from the car park to see the gorge itself. Very well managed tracks. Stunning colours. Has toilets at car park.

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely easy walk and well worth the drive to see the blue water of the gorge, especially if it has not been raining.

Thank LindaH274
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy walking path that most people can do. Some slight declines and inclines but nothing over the top and the paths are well maintained. Fun swinging bridge where land meets water and the beautiful water colors begin. Everything from the deepest shades...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we were here was in summer and the water then was turquoise blue and stunning - mid-winter and ripples - not quite the same

Thank KiwiSteveL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my last visit in 2006, the walkway has changed and become much more accessible. It used to be more of a wild bush walk. There had been lots of rain so the water wasn't as blue as I remember, more of a grey/green colour....More

Thank Nicki J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely short walk.Not too far in Hokitika centre.The color of the water is absolutely amazing even it quite raining during our visit. Be sure to bring bug repellent,tons of sand flies around. My friends and I got lots of bites.

Thank rheyalhynh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok there are signs to the gorge from the main road but it's a half hour drive inland. The blue colour of the water is what makes it special. It's an easy walk to the first viewpoint and not much harder to get to the...More

Thank Justin W
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Cheng C
Hi, I would like to know does this beautiful place need any entry fees? Thank you.
6 May 2017|
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Response from Leong W | Reviewed this property |
No. A lot of natural places are free in NZ. However, they do have donation box at the entrance. Certain place are really worth to donate to them.
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AljazzSin
Are the waters here always blue or the colour of the water tends to be season related?
20 February 2017|
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Response from T8155AFkevinl | Reviewed this property |
I am from this locAtion and was born there. Yes the colour always like this all year. Sometimes it is not as bright when it is raining but the colour is alwAys there.
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Vicki A
South or north island?
7 January 2017|
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Response from Shane O | Reviewed this property |
South Island, west coast
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