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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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Address: Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand
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+64 3-756 9100
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A short easy walk to a swing bridge suspended over milky turquoise water and pristine bush. Easy for children with a bit of a thrill in crossing the slightly swaying bridge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robyn M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short easy walk to a swing bridge suspended over milky turquoise water and pristine bush. Easy for children with a bit of a thrill in crossing the slightly swaying bridge. Beware of sandflies though!

Thank Robyn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an easy walk from the car park. The water color of the gorges can have a deep turquoise. Enjoy the scenic drive from Hokitika (esp. on a sunny day).

Thank GwaiLoh07
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice and easy drive to get to. If you are within the area and have accommodation within West Coast its a good idea to visit this.. but if you are only coming for the day perhaps not. Easy walk. My husband was wearing a boot for his fractured ankle and he was able to do the walk because... More 

Thank Leianne P
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a bit out of the way to get to but definitely worth it. Beautiful walk, incredibly blue water (even on an overcast day), cold water, sandflies, very photogenic, Highly recommend!

Thank Fiona S
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hokitika Gorge Scenic reserve is beautiful and I am glad we put it on our itenerary to visit. We didn't need much time to get there from Hokitika town and the walk in the reserve is just about thirty minutes. It was great being in nature and so much colour. The turquoise and true blue waters, the lush green... More 

Thank Kovit S
Edinburg, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early afternoon, did not seem to be too busy. Well made path to the gorge, the walk was beautiful. Unfortunately the water was not the arctic blue we were expecting as it had rained the night before. But still a wonderful walk. Be prepared for sand flies, the area awful! Use insect repellant!

Thank lorib91
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful walk to see the gorge. The water is an amazing blue! Saw several daredevils jumping into the water from the bridge. Well worth the detour drive!

Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a place not to miss! Go early! When we were there in February, we got there about 8:30a and shared the place with only 4 other people. By the time we left at 10:00a, the place was crawling with people. So, if you want a chance of getting that iconic photo standing on the rocky outcrop looking... More 

Thank haylaura
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome! The bluest water you will see! Easy hike to get to the bridge. Kind of a long drive to get there but worth it. It was foggy when we got there but cleared so we were able to get a great visualization of the water. Would recommend getting there early to avoid crowds.

Thank Jake K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic, easy stroll through the bush. Beautiful scenery, but don't forget your bug spray!

Thank Shaun C

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