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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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.
beautiful! Not many tourists
Well worth the drive in then drove on other side of gorge.
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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.
Part of it is new - a very interesting walk.
Worth the drive inland to see the amazing turquoise blue waters in the river below, plus the walk across the swing bridge (which is free, unlike @ Buller Gorge).