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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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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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A dip is a must do!

I have visited this spot a few times as I lived in the area for a while and I love it. You have to... read more

Reviewed today
ahooky
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Simply stunning...

Photos really don't do justice to the amazing views and blue-ness of Hokitika Gorge. Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DanieWigzell
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Kakanui, New Zealand
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“swing bridge” (234 reviews)
“blue water” (55 reviews)
“car park” (99 reviews)
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LOCATION
Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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+64 3-756 9100
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"swing bridge"
in 234 reviews
"blue water"
in 55 reviews
"car park"
in 99 reviews
"hokitika gorge"
in 105 reviews
"insect repellent"
in 43 reviews
"worth the detour"
in 21 reviews
"waters edge"
in 20 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 32 reviews
"beautiful water"
in 12 reviews
"long drive"
in 19 reviews
"minute drive"
in 22 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 13 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 13 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 14 reviews
"gravel road"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 14 reviews
"town centre"
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have visited this spot a few times as I lived in the area for a while and I love it. You have to see it to believe the colour of the water. I took the plunge one day and jumped in - bloody freezing...More

Thank ahooky
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Reviewed yesterday

Photos really don't do justice to the amazing views and blue-ness of Hokitika Gorge. Great pathways, good look out points and well maintained. Could do with slightly better car park facilities...it gets quite busy folks!

Thank DanieWigzell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place! We spent a night in Hokitika on our journey around South Island and after breakfast in the town we decided to stop at Hokitika Gorge on our way to Frank Josef. We were not disappointed! This place really lives up to the...More

3  Thank Owyn05
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will not disappoint .. highlight of this area. A definite must do!! A lovely drive to get there through beautiful NZ countryside. Fantastic track .. easy for wheelchairs and prams.

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to visit and take in the pristine scenery with a short walk to the swingbridge to access viewpoints and riveredge.

1  Thank Hokijack
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply say, just excellent stunning views, how the river water looks so unusual in colour, turquoise, a combination between (mainly) blue and green, so beautiful. The other good thing is the walk is short and easy, crossing a swing bridge on this magnificent river water...More

1  Thank santo t
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful shame that it had rained heavily the night before but experience of walking gorge lovely.

Thank Nanniebobbin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the gorge was such a highlight to our trip, it is definitely worth the drive from town. A nice short walk to the bridge, then a little bit further on to get closer to the river, great photo opportunities.

Thank Tanya N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely gorge. Short and easy walk. Thoroughly enjoyable despite a slight drizzle. We did experience some road works / detours in getting here but still worth visiting.

Thank blgwee
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great place to walk so naturally nice easy walk clean fresh swing bridge is fab really worth a visit even in the winter

1  Thank Silverstream762
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TinaSueWP
June 7, 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 :)
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sevzapkino65
May 12, 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.
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AucklandTikey
January 28, 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.
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