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Pororari River Track

State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Well maintained walking track along the river. Great views. Fantastic wildlife - including a sun... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christchurch, New Zealand
Scenic hike, easy to make a loop and include Pancake Rocks

The trail along the Pororari River is very nice. If you go out about 4 miles you can connect with... read more

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

Well maintained walking track along the river. Great views. Fantastic wildlife - including a sun bathing dragonfly. Around every corner you are met with a surprise. Be it full of glimpses of the spectacular clear river, people canoe paddling, or the clever people sunbathing and...More

Thank johnboydunedin
Reviewed 3 days ago

The trail along the Pororari River is very nice. If you go out about 4 miles you can connect with another trails that comes back in vicinity of the Pancake Rocks. Freedom Camping at the trailhead on the river too.

Thank runtrails
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You’ll appreciate this valley as soon as you enter it. Dense varied forests rising up the side of sheer mountains, with an idyllic stream bubbling through the middle (the kayaking looks like a good option for next time). There’s a good lookout just ten minutes...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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 30 September 2017 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
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