Callery Gorge Walk

Callery Gorge Walk, Franz Josef: Hours, Address, Callery Gorge Walk Reviews: 4/5

Callery Gorge Walk
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7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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philfunuk
Blenheim, New Zealand4 contributions
Couples
As of when we visited in December 2020, this track is closed due to land slides. You can walk until you begin to descend down to the bridge, but then the track is barriered off.
Written 1 January 2021
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SueB
Honiton, UK431 contributions
Couples
We saw the sign saying this walk but decided to go as far as was safe. Unfortunately this was not too far, there is a barrier. Work needs to be done to stabilise the area possibly due to a land slip. There is a sign on the entry to the path which also goes to the tunnels stating which one is open and which is closed, it was only posted at the end of Jan 20 so not long ago. Walk along path through native forest is good though.
Written 12 February 2020
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Marmar S
Palmerston North, New Zealand2 contributions
Pleasant rain forest walk. the bridge is at the end of the track and you will face the cliff! If you have a busy plan and have visited some of forest tacks in west coast, I don't recommend this walk. There are some other tracks that you may consider in Franz Joseph in the same way of glacier view.
Written 9 October 2019
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Garth
2 contributions
Family
amazing walk. just what i needed to shake the city blues. fantastic scenery, and very well maintained
Written 22 May 2019
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Keith L
Liverpool, UK99 contributions
Couples
We did this walk in the evening and had to rush to avoid darkness. The waterfall is awesome and the scenery beautiful
Written 1 May 2019
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ksarman
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6,629 contributions
Starting point really inside Franz Joseph Downtown
Easy trail, no specific view till the end
You are on rain forest
Pleasant track, safe
You ll end up to the bridge
You should come back via the same way, you can try to follow the river bank
But be so careful, the water level can suddenly goes up
Dangerous way
Written 20 April 2019
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pheven
53 contributions
Couples
Reaching the end was not the best part the jouey up this track with it lush and diverse horticulture and Birds was illuminating just take your time and take it in try not to rush
Written 16 April 2019
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EverWonderer
Greater Melbourne, Australia331 contributions
Solo
It's an easy walk (allow 1.5 hrs in total) to the beautiful gorge, past waterfalls and stunning ferns. I did my walk in the afternoon and only saw one other person on the trail.

It's relatively flat, with some short gentle incline sections but can be done by kids. No need to be super fit.

The suspension bridge at the end was the highlight
Written 6 April 2019
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Bianca
6 contributions
Couples
We did the Callery Gorge bridge walk in the afternoon, there were a few people on their way back when we were heading out, but overall we basically had the whole walk to ourselves. It's uphill most of the way there if that bothers you (which also means it's mostly downhill on the way back), and fairly steep in places, but the track is good and easy to follow. There's a waterfall on the way up which presents a good photo opportunity.
Written 25 March 2019
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NitroFastHarry
261 contributions
Couples
A 40 minute one way walk (1hr 20 minute return) to the gorge which ends at a suspension bridge. The suspension bridge is interesting as it does not continue i.e. you have to turn around walk all the way back to Cowan Street. It also has a load limit of only four people.

There is a wooden bridge just before the suspension bridge which you could mistake for the end of the walk, but keep going.

At the suspension bridge you get pretty good views of Waiho River (that flows from Franz Joseph Glacier) and of the Callery River / Gorge.

If you are felling adventurous, you could walk back to town along the Waiho River (on the rock bank); however the river water level is known to be able to rise quickly as well as regular rock falls - - - this is not recommended.
Written 10 January 2019
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