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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautiful turquoise water

About 30mins out of Hokitika, well sign posted through the country. The most amazing coloured water that has to be seen to be believed. Someone mentioned sandflies in the review... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

About 30mins out of Hokitika, well sign posted through the country. The most amazing coloured water that has to be seen to be believed. Someone mentioned sandflies in the review above, I had no insect repellent on and didn't get bitten, so I must have been lucky. I jumped into the water from some rocks which was fun, Water was... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this on a hot summer morning about 35 kms from Hokitika through lovely farmland. Parking is available in carparks near the beginning of the walk. It's an easy 5 min walk to view the river and swing bridge through the bush a well constructed track keeps you safe. Another 10 mins to the swing bridge which takes a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The scenery is beautiful and the colour of the water has to be seen to be believed. But where are the sand fly warnings? Not just one or two sand flies but clouds of them. Don't go without taking personal insect repellent and keep well covered up.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Water really is this blue, even on an overcast day. Easy walk and well worth the drive up from town.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of nz's hidden gems. An easy walk to view the gorge from many different points. Dont go if it has rained within 2 days as the water is muddy. If you can wait till its clear the wait is worth it. A bit of a hairy drive on unsealed roads, and not a lot of parking either. On a... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a twenty minute drive from Hokitika, this is an interesting way to spend an hour. The fabulous blue water is viewed from many lookout points and how it is created is posted along the way.....fascinating! The swing bridge in fun and a bit of a surprise!

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Makawao, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lazy drive through beautiful meadows. The Gorge isn't much to speak of but the blue glacier water is incredible.

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Thank edcbee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, everything in NZ is wonderful and beautiful so the Hokitika Gorge was wonderful and beautiful. The water is so blue and beautiful... so basically its beautiful and wonderful and you should go, right now.

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Thank Cliff D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk. Easy grade and fantastic views. Wear appropriate anti-bug clothing or spray as the bugs get thick at the end.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find. An easy walk to several viewing points, maximum walk to the rocks is ten minutes, pathway slightly graded, thus making it a fairly easy walk. Views fantastic, well worth the effort. A must do in hokitika.

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