Pororari River Track

Pororari River Track

Punakaiki

Reviews

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Tim Struessmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful native forest, nice river.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Jerome Cluzel

France

Ranking: 8/10

Super easy hiking and largely ahead of the time given at the outset. Beautiful view and atypical scenery!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Loic Besson

France

Ranking: 8/10

A free hike between forest and the Pororari River. A beautiful forest and a finish with the Pancake Rocks. Amazing view for this landscape. And the must: eat a pancake at the Pancake Rocks Cafe.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Cyril

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice walk along the river, with hills on both sides. When you wake up early in the morning, head to the top, the hills are in the clouds and it gives you a special atmosphere. Also nice for jogging!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Richard Fox

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely, quite easy riverside walk amongst the tree ferns with a few openings to view the other side of the river.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Gabriela

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

When done as a loop it is an easy half day walk. Through an almost magic Nikau forest all along the river, then uphill over the range, down to Punakaiki River. Back to Pororari carpark along the road.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Laura and Marie

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice walk along the river through the rainforest, beautiful views, mud on the last half - that was the bad side.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Douglas Dean

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Expansive stretch of emerald green water, a winding track with lovely mountain overhang and many swimming launch points.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jacques Revel

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful walk along the river with magnificent flora, but short cut because of bridge works.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Patricia Revel

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful and peaceful place.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Daniel Danamer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Gentle flowing river surrounded by lush trees and cliffs. Very quiet and easy to access. Map available from the i-Site.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Dave Mertzig

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! Beautiful, awesome swimming, just perfect.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Helen Dean

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The walk was perfect even for slightly out of shape middle aged people. So beautiful with eye candy you hardly notice you are hiking up and down moss lined trails.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Hubertus Thost

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice views.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Laura Metz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice view along the river.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Bella Danaher

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

The land that time forgot. Gorgeous.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Joey Mertzig

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful! Well marked and maintained. Great swimming holes all up and down. We ended up laying on rocks in the sun for hours longer than we planned. Great walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Abby Rescr

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Jungly hike next to the river. Great swimming holes. Really like the fact that most hikes in New Zealand are really well maintained and well marked.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice relaxing walk, next to the river, through very beautiful bush! I especially remember the colour :) Lots of GREEEEN! :) Really enjoyed this one!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in September 2012

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Charliepot

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful 3hr walk in lush West Coast Bush. It is best to start from the Southern end so you get the not so interesting part of the walk out of the way first.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Peter Kent

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk (2.5 hours return) up a limestone gorge through dense rainforest.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Andreas & Leonie Fehr

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

two and a half hour walk, up and down, very nice, forest walk ie lots of shade!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stephen Jones

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Thorsten Grocholl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk with wonderful nature.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rian Bach

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Seeing the Pancake rocks is very nice. But also the river track, along the Pororari was beautiful like a tropical bush. Easy to walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rachel Gerrand

England

Ranking: 7/10

Take one hour 15 min walk alongside the river to the junction. turn left here and walk a further 10 minutes to the pedestrian suspension bridge.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Carolin Moberg

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely stunning nature. The walk takes you along the river and is quite easy.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Celia Murphy

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent track, beautiful rainforest, good variation in scenery.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Anna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful wild forest, good track, amazing colours!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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paulag

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic. Lush bush, clear river and lots of native birds.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Supa Simpson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well laid out, informative.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Bert Meuleuorijks

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful alongside the river. Well maintained.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Julia May

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Part of the inland track, very beautiful walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Brenda

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

A 1 and a 1/2 hour walk, nice river and forest.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Raewyn

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Ok, you won't be missing the Punakaiki Rocks but also stop at the bridge and look at these fantastic bluffs - and the river and beach.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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MiepS

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great short walk, not difficult, not crowded when we did it.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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BrunoG

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Quite hard - in the bush most of the time.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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JanetM

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk even in the rain. There were very few people out when we were. Sights + views were amazing. Path was maintained very well.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Susan Hitchins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth a visit. Beautiful scenery + very well maintained track.

Reviewed over 9 years ago