Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track - New Zealand Travel Reviews (88% from 13 reviews) - Magnificent granite gorge with milky blue-green pools, backed by cliffs and a beautiful rimu forest. This area (a bit fur…

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track

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Couldn't really get much bluer....!

Couldn't really get much bluer....!

Ewan Munro

Hokitika Gorge

Hokitika Gorge

Seth Mazow

swim anyone

swim anyone

Judith Bishop

Time: 2 min to bridge + 5 min scramble on riverside

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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13 reviews with the most recent first

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track
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techno69

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The Hokitika Gorge Walk is signposted from the town centre and is about 30mins drive. A short walk takes you to the l...

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!

Reviewed 9 months ago

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track
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Martin Sajdok

Slovakia

Ranking: 10/10

Really beautiful and breathtaking.

Really beautiful and breathtaking.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in March 2014

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track
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Anna Neuenfeldt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful, easy to reach.

Very beautiful, easy to reach.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Hanneke P

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

beautiful! Not many tourists

beautiful! Not many tourists

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Chew (Peter)

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Well worth the drive in then drove on other side of gorge.

Well worth the drive in then drove on other side of gorge.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2012

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track
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Stephanie Levepue

French Polynesia

Ranking: 7/10

A really easy way to see little jewels of the bush.

A really easy way to see little jewels of the bush.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Ton Franke

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic gorge and swing bridge.

Fantastic gorge and swing bridge.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Stephanie Wirthlin

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome!! Turquiose water, very cold to swim, not many tourists!!

Awesome!! Turquiose water, very cold to swim, not many tourists!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track
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Gordon Agent

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Way overrated, seen better blue pools all down the westcoast. Facility was excellent though, well signposted, good ac...

Way overrated, seen better blue pools all down the westcoast. Facility was excellent though, well signposted, good access etc.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Lomas

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth short walk for the views.

Well worth short walk for the views.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Yona

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Part of it is new - a very interesting walk.

Part of it is new - a very interesting walk.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track
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JonK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Worth the drive inland to see the amazing turquoise blue waters in the river below, plus the walk across the swing br...

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).

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in April 2009

Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track
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Nicole

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Newly made very nice loop walk, awesome gorge

Newly made very nice loop walk, awesome gorge

Reviewed over 5 years ago