Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route

Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route

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Entrance to Sawcut George very cool!
A rock hopping Adventure
The amazing Sawcut Gorge

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Time: 2 hrs 30 mins - 3 hrs one way

Sawcut Gorge is spectacular! the chasm is 150m deep and at times only 2m wide.

Any trip in this area is a serious undertaking due to the hazards of rising rivers and falling rocks. There are no tracks as such and the riverbed is rocky. This is a fantastic hop rocking adventure. Anyone venturing off the marked route should carry a decent map, let others know thier intentions and be well aware of the weather conditions.

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South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim

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  • Walking
  • Free

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Davina

Ranking: 1/10

This area is CLOSED due to earthquake damage.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Chao Lai

Taiwan

Ranking: 8/10

Nice adventure. You must wet your feet. Crossing the river all the time. 3-4 hours return. Swimming in the river - beautiful!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Szu-Yi Hsu

Taiwan

Ranking: 8/10

What a good adventure it was! There is no sign on the main street, one hour drive from Kaikoura. Your feet must get wet, better wear sandals. It is really good to go there in summer. You will indulge that.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Kim

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Strenuous but lovely streambed walk to green pools then towering gorge walls. Very unique.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Joanna and Shaun

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Attempted walk up the gorge, restricted by a swollen river (rainfall) could not go to the end safely - no description of river crossings/warnings in books/tourist information.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Guilaine Durieux

France

Ranking: 10/10

It is funny to walk in the river! Cool and wonderful landscape!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Matt Hyland

England

Ranking: 10/10

My favourite walk because it is a bit of an adventure, wading up the river, scrambling over rocks. You will get wet, be careful, wear good walking shoes as it is slippery. You park at someones house so please respect their wishes and privacy.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Bex Hyland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Not signposted off the highway due to being on private property. Fun, adventurous walk up stream to a stunning gorge!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Huang Wai

China

Ranking: 10/10

Winding gravel road to the top, walk down to stream, walk upstream (in the water) to Sawcut gorge. Amazing feeling. Wet shoes for 3 hours. Be prepared!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Karina Gratz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful and adventurous.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Eddie Schwarz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Many river crossings, but good experience.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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N smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

sawcut gorge is awesome, mixed it up on the way back by rock hopping down the river, was a real adventure

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Amelia Smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I went up with my friends and my mum and it was just amazing. We got scorched by a 36 degree heat but it was heaven doing the creek crossings. Be prepeared to get your feet wet. Gorge is amazing. Worth your while. We swam in the river the whole way down. Love to come back

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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