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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Nice walk and swingbridge, but the water was not as blue-green as expected.....maybe because of all the rainfall but we were a bit disappointed given all the promising pictures at the i-Site and on the flyers.
Definitely worth the drive! A wonderful walk to an impressive granite gorge with stunning blue pools, and great swing bridge. Epic and picturesque!
Beautiful swing bridge and crystal clear water. Many sandflies.
Very easy walk. A beautiful bridge under a beautiful turquoise water. Nice spot!
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It might rain most of the time but is a beautiful short walk to a clear river.
Fantastic views and not crowded. Beautiful water. Watch out for sandflies at the bottom.
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After a short walk, you are rewarded with stunning bright turquoise water. It is colder than you imagine when you paddle in it though!
Absolute must do!
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A good vigorous walk beside the river with a great swing bridge and a lookout with steps down onto rocks and a tiny beach.
Wonderful walk, one of the most impressive water colours I have ever seen! Perfect to go for a swim, magical place when the sun is out!
Stunning blue river with a nice swing bridge.
Nice walk, with a cool swing bridge, blue water was very nice to look at and make pictures of.
Although it was raining when I walked the track, it was still a great experience - over the swing bridge as well as the way in!