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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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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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Beautiful gorge walk

This is well worth the trip out from Hokitika. Lovely drive on good roads and well sign posted. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mcrobbieford
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Aberdeen
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Wow!

Stunningly beautiful and well worth a visit. Lots of people swimming there too. Plus a very cool... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AMM2014
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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“swing bridge” (219 reviews)
“car park” (94 reviews)
“blue water” (52 reviews)
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Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is well worth the trip out from Hokitika. Lovely drive on good roads and well sign posted. The walk is straightforward and easy, and walkers are rewarded with the beautiful blue glacier waters of the Hokitika river.

Thank mcrobbieford
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunningly beautiful and well worth a visit. Lots of people swimming there too. Plus a very cool little cafe at the start of the walk.

Thank AMM2014
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fairly easy hike from the parking area to the swinging bridge. You get glimpses of the water from the trail to the bridge. View from the bridge is beautiful!

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

34km from Hokitika, follow the signs from the main road. The road is paved until the last 3km which is then well formed gravel and fine for any vehicle. The car park has just been extended. Toilets at the car park. 4min walk to the...More

1  Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. Approx 30 min drive from Hokitika was well worth the effort. The photos just don't do this place with a nice easy walk and refreshing aqua blue water should you be brace enough to take the plunge.

Thank raylindsay1975
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The walk is easy to do for all ages and the views of the river breathtaking. Well worth the time.

Thank seaoh
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A little way out of Hokitika but worth the trip, get there early as parking is a bit restricted. The walk is fairly easy with a bit of a grade on way back. The walk is well worth it for some great photo opportunities.

Thank kenty
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to come here! not after the rains, but make sure you come! a short walk to the gorge, after an approx 20min drive from hoki... but soooo beautiful! On a hot summers day - come for a cool down swim

1  Thank JoeTremmer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A relatively easy walk, going over a swing bridge which was no problem even for a whimp like me.lovely views.

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park has somewhat limited parking, so go early. Great easy hike through wooded sections and over a suspension bridge with good views of the gorge. No spectacular waterfalls though. Good spot at the end of the trail for photos out on a huge rock...More

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AucklandTikey
29 January 2018|
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Response from 377tristanc | Reviewed this property |
Nope, you can’t swim here.
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Cheng C
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
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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