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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A short walk to a beautiful gorge! The gorge and the water is just stunning. Lake Kaniwere is nice to visit afterwards and have lunch on the side of the lake.
Take your swimmers! Awesome location to go for a swim.
Beautiful place although it is a detour from the road of about 30km. I would say it is worth the time and fuel.
Grace and Maria
Lovely place, it has a swing bridge and lovely bright blue/green water.
Nicole and Elliott
Absolutely amazing! Signs to the Gorge were very clear and easy to follow. Really blue clear water. A hidden gem!
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.
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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.
beautiful! Not many tourists
Well worth the drive in then drove on other side of gorge.