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Pororari River Track

State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Easy walk along the over with great views

We spent about 2 1/2 hours walking along the side of the river during the afternoon and the scenery... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Montrose, United Kingdom
Views are amazing

If I had planned better would have done the full walk which takes about 3.5hrs or more. It's a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“the loop” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent about 2 1/2 hours walking along the side of the river during the afternoon and the scenery was superb with lovely trees, mosses, ferns, textures and patterns. There were spots where it was muddy but what a wonderful way to enjoy the natural...More

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I had planned better would have done the full walk which takes about 3.5hrs or more. It's a stunning walk along the river through caves and in a forest but make sure you park right and unlike me can do the walk all the...More

Thank Shayne250978
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Very easy to make this walk a loop by doing what it says in the title. Our hostel staff told us to do this and where to park. The walk is really easy but the views are good and takes about 3 hours if you...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We spent several hours walking along the river track in the late afternoon. The trail traversed the river, went through lovely, lush terrain, past beautiful trees, down some stairs through a tunnel, and along a gorgeous canyon with interesting geological features. It was a pleasant...More

1  Thank lovesadventures
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We walked the Pororari River Track as far as the Inland Pack Track junction, then turned around & returned the same way. The one-way trip is signposted as taking 1hour and it took up 45mins at a brisk walk. The native rain forest here is...More

1  Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I walked up the shorter Pororari Track then switched to the longer track, which added two extra hours returning down Bullock Creek road. I thought it would never end! Extreme muddiness made me very glad to have worn wellies, or gummies, as Kiwis call them....More

Thank Sherapop1
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We walked from Te Nikau Retreat, went up the Pororari River and down the Punakaiki river, stopping off at the Punakaiki Tavern and Pancake Rocks on the way back to Te Nikau. Beautiful reflections on the river as the sun came over the top of...More

Thank QueenAdjoa
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Very well formed and maintained track. Some steep sections so some degree of walking fitness would be advisable. Suitable walking shoes a MUST. The effort is worth it for the beauty of the native bush and birds!

Thank CatseyeNZ
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A well marked trail along side the river, a very pleasant walk with a swing bridge which leads to longer hikes.

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Of all the hikes we did in NZ, this one was among our favourites. It is not too strenuous, yet offers stunning views of the river while walking through a dense rainforest. Although we didn't complete the entire loop, we walked in and back from...More

1  Thank madmaxx79
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