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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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Beautiful short walk

This is only a short walk and very easy. Definitely worth the views and very pretty. Nice views on... read more

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Alyce K
Gold Coast, Australia
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I would highly recommend it It’s a nice drive and beautiful scenery Don’t miss out if you or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane Region, Australia
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Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-756 9100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is only a short walk and very easy. Definitely worth the views and very pretty. Nice views on the way out to the gorge also.

Thank Alyce K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would highly recommend it It’s a nice drive and beautiful scenery Don’t miss out if you or around Hokitika

Thank Jacktrndl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a great environment I would strongly recommend anyone to stop by if you are going through Hokitika

Thank traciemon07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go late in the day. We went in late afternoon, and without light hitting the water there was no magical turquoise light. About 1/2 hour drive each way from town, paved all the way. Well signed.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were passing though from Arthur's Pass on our way to Franz Josef and jaunted off the main road to see this Wonderful Hike. It is worth your time if you enjoy hikes.

1  Thank joesea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I did this walk while visiting the wild West Coast and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a short walk through a rimu and podocarp forest to a viewing platform overlooking the swing bridge that crosses the gorge. A little further and you...More

1  Thank JulieA3766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the place is amazing and drive is great too. only draw back was the color of water which was muddy. we expected the color to be turquoise blue :(.

1  Thank haridhiraj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting information on the customs and history of the native to the area, and a great look at the flora and fauna in the area. Highly recommend.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth going here if you are in the area! We went on a day that was a little drizzly but it was still picture perfect. What a stunning little corner of the globe, filled with treasures and breathtaking sights. Highly recommended!

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent short walk 30 or so minutes out of town worth the drive water is a stunning blue. Currently having the car park and facilities upgraded. Good to see the no drones signs in place even though you could hear them over head spoils the...More

2  Thank Mark D
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7 June 2018|
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Response from HoneyBadgerBex | Reviewed this property |
I visited in May and didn't need any insect repellent at all (I wore a long sleeved top and trousers). I'm usually very prone to getting insect bites but didn't get a single one :)
12 May 2018|
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Response from social2015 | Reviewed this property |
It's the snowy time of the year but doesn't get snow at the Gorge.
29 January 2018|
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Response from Hokijack | Reviewed this property |
Of course you can swim there!...its only a river and a lot of people swim there,kayak,keyboard etc It's a little cold being glacier fed but that's what attracts the brave haha.