Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve Track - New Zealand Travel Reviews (86% from 11 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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Anna Neuenfeldt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful, easy to reach.

Very beautiful, easy to reach.

Reviewed 11 months 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 27 February 2013

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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 about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2012

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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 about 1 year 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 07 January 2013

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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 2 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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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 22 May 2011

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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 over 3 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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John Bost

United States

If you are going camping in a van consider visiting the two charity shops in Glen Innes (Suburb of Auckland). We came away with very good pots, pans, duvet, wineglasses, etc at very good prices. We also bought a used single burner stove, but all the campgrounds have kitchens and most have BBQ's, so we haven't used it once!

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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 03 March 2010

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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 about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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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 01 March 2010