Magnificent granite gorge with milky blue-green pools, backed by cliffs and a beautiful rimu forest. This area (a bit further up the gorge) is very popular with white water kayakers - extremeness.
The drive to the Gorge passes several West Coast dairy farms and a memorial to the victims of the Stanley Graham shootings.
Take care on south bank track.
This area is the start of a few other longer 1-3 day walks.
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The scenery in New Zealand just continues to amaze me but this little spot was just beautiful. Nice little walk over a swing bridge over crazy blue water surrounded by limestone rocks and greenery - not to be missed.
Gorgeous gorge but the sandflies!
Ahmed Mohsen Aly
Interesting walk. First time seeing swing bridges. But the weather was bad which caused to water to be brownish instead of the beautiful blue it is known for.
The Hokitika Gorge Walk is signposted from the town centre and is about 30mins drive. A short walk takes you to the lookout, walk a little further to the swingbridge and the end of the track. Beautiful scenery and amazing glacier coloured water make this a must do!
Really beautiful and breathtaking.
Very beautiful, easy to reach.
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beautiful! Not many tourists
Well worth the drive in then drove on other side of gorge.
A really easy way to see little jewels of the bush.
Fantastic gorge and swing bridge.
Awesome!! Turquiose water, very cold to swim, not many tourists!!
Way overrated, seen better blue pools all down the westcoast. Facility was excellent though, well signposted, good access etc.
Well worth short walk for the views.