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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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A great experience. Easy walk, beautiful views. Suspension bridge is awesome! Lots of mosquitoes so... read more

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Sydney, Australia
Beautiful colors!

Worth the trip to see and there is no cost! Amazing colors and nice pathway to see the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-756 9100
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Reviewed yesterday

A great experience. Easy walk, beautiful views. Suspension bridge is awesome! Lots of mosquitoes so make sure you have aerogrard or similar! You will need it! Don't put car windows down or they come in too!

Thank eaglewhiz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth the trip to see and there is no cost! Amazing colors and nice pathway to see the beautiful pools of turquoise water. We did not have a sunny day but the water was still amazing. If you are lucky to have a sunny day...More

Thank SteelerPSUfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The different pools were very beautiful and interesting. The walk was easy and there was something to see around every corner. The geyser did not disappoint. Only goes up once per day so make sure you are there on time with your tickets.

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gorge river wasn’t as turquoise as I was expecting due to the sun not shining but an enjoyable walk and the bridge was fun to walk over. Be part of nature and go see it!

Thank CarolHall525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the short drive from hokitika to the gorge , takes about 30 minutes with roadworks . Overcast day with light drizzle but the blue water was still evident . Nice walk down over the bridge to the viewing area . Great picture opportunity there...More

Thank parraboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids had great fun on the rocks and walk. Great view. Good walking tracks. Easy walk to the swing bridge and then onto the rock viewpoint.

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is well worth the 33km drive each way from Hokitika. The walk is very easy on a well maintained track and the views are stunning. The water was a brilliant blue despite recent heavy rainfall. Photo opportunities abound, one highlight being the suspension bridge...More

1  Thank eagle140
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gorge is about half an hour drive through farm land, on good roads. There is limited parking available. The walk is about 10-15 minutes in each direction on well form gravel pathways and wooden boardwalk. There is a viewing area after about five minutes...More

1  Thank Gill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is only a short walk and very easy. Definitely worth the views and very pretty. Nice views on the way out to the gorge also.

2  Thank Alyce K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend it It’s a nice drive and beautiful scenery Don’t miss out if you or around Hokitika

Thank Jacktrndl
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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
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 :)
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.