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Very nice

We started with Pororari River Track and then turned to Inland Pack Track. Don't do so. The part of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Odintsovo, Russia
Short trekking

Short stop over while visiting to Pancake Rock. Short trekking for us from parking area for about... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Diong 丽
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We started with Pororari River Track and then turned to Inland Pack Track. Don't do so. The part of Pororari River Track took us around 1-1,5 hour. It was better to turn back. But we continued up&down hills (Inland) till we reached the road. Tiring!...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Short stop over while visiting to Pancake Rock. Short trekking for us from parking area for about 30 min. Encounter rich rainforest along the river trail.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diong 丽
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We visited Punakaki Rocks and then camped in our campervan in the car park where this trail starts. Very few people when we were there which was great. You will hike through a rainforest and follow the river for most of this hike. We went...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank shutter_bug1971
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The New Zealand bush is so varied and interesting. Some of the tracks were closed following cyclone Gita but this was still a very enjoyable walk with very varied flora, and we came across an enormous green stick insect.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank John T
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I took this walk as far as the swing bridge and back, and it was well worth it. It was partly a river walk, but mainly a walk through the forest. The track was easy, provided you do not mind having to go up quite...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Beautiful 1-km track through a gorge leading back to a suspension bridge. It is a short walk from the car park back to the track, which is well-groomed and easy to navigate. As the track makes its way through the gorge, it is surrounded by...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great walk for anyone in this region looking for a bit of nature. The track takes you along a small river for about 3 kms along a very well maintained track. It is not a loop so the walk in and out...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Loved it! You can decide between a 1-3 hours walk (one way). The nature is great and the river lovely. I walked until the swingbridge which is also very cool. You don't have to be very sportive or used in walks. Do that if you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Leyla M
Reviewed 9 January 2018

An easy walk alongside the river, passing through woodland with many old trees draped with lichens. Shame you have to return by the same path.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank pippa432
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Easy 1h track or 2h if you do the loop. Alternatively you can rent a kayak and do 1-3 of the root by paddling.

Date of experience: January 2018
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