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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Very easy walk. A beautiful bridge under a beautiful turquoise water. Nice spot!
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.
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!
A good vigorous walk beside the river with a great swing bridge and a lookout with steps down onto rocks and a tiny beach.
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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!
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.