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“Beautiful”

Hokitika Gorge Walk
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I had an hour and half to spare before an afternoon tour and shot off to the Gorge. Not a huge amount of fitness is needed for the walk in, although it isn't really wheelchair friendly. Lovely views of the water and it is just so blue. We were both lad we took the drive out

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

About a 40 minute drive from the town of Hokitika the beauty of the gorge makes the effort worthwhile. A short but steepish walk takes you into the heart of the gorge, passing a couple of 'look-outs' that less able walkers can reach. The path leads over a rather wobbly bridge to a rocky outcrop on a bend in the gorge offering good views in both directions. It is possible to go a bit further into the gorge but only by scrambling over rocks. The wonderful blue colour of the water richly enhances the beauty of the gorge itself. The only problem with the visit as far as I can see is convincing your friends that your photos haven't been 'Photo-shopped'!

1  Thank Martin B
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Short walk to stunning gorge with its amazing blue water, amazes me every time I see this. Essential to any Hokitika visit. Do take sand fly repellent so you don't feel like running away.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I agree with the other reviews, a bit of a drive and then a short walk, some of it wheelchair friendly to the first look-out, but well worth the effort.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Great place to spend an afternoon hiking. Scenery was beautiful, water color, views, etc; just gorgeous. There is no industry nearby so the air is pure and smells great. Wonderful place for a day trip.

Thank Kerry B
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