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Pororari River Track

State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Beautiful, easy walk along the river

We spent several hours walking along the river track in the late afternoon. The trail traversed the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
lovesadventures
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Montana
Beautiful walk in Paparoa National Park

We walked the Pororari River Track as far as the Inland Pack Track junction, then turned around... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Sarah53187
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“the loop” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
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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

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 A2437UXjaniceb
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
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Not very strenuous trek through a rainforest beside the river -- lovely for a short hike! We didn't do the loop, just went to the junction with the other track and back.

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The track folows the river which provides several beautiful views at the river and the steep opposite shore. The path is well maintained which facilitates walking, but sometimes you have to expect to climb over tree trunks.

Thank JV_Travelling
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We did the Pororari River Track loop, which connects to a section of the Inland Track. We enjoyed both sections, although the Pororari River Track is more scenic. The problem with doing the loop, as one poster mentioned, is that the last part is along...More

Thank sophia818
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