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“Awesome gorge”

Hokitika Gorge Walk
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This gorge is spectacular. The colour of the water is the clearest aqua blue/green I’ve ever seen. Lots of photo opportunities and a very easy walk to the bridge.

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"worth the detour"
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"waters edge"
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"beautiful water"
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"long drive"
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"minute drive"
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"well worth the effort"
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"stunning scenery"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Very overcrowded with people and sandflies. Quite the detour from hokitika for a underwhelming short walk. If you are traveling the west coast and want a similar photo opportunity then the blue pools near wanaka are much better.

Thank Figall
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

First thing - there is no doubt that when the water is blue/green this place is probably amazing. The other reviews confirm that. However, I happened to go the day after *a lot* of rain. Unbeknown to me this has the affect of turning the water a dull grey colour (somehow). Everyone there was quite disappointed and underwhelmed. I was also attacked by sand flies. Attacked. Like in seconds they were on to me.

Like others have said, this is 35km from Hokitika so a decent drive. For some reason my hostel convinced me it's a good cycle ride... Me being an idiot hired a shoddy bike and undertook a 70km round trip. Never again. Perhaps on a decent road bike, but not on a hostel mountain bike. Obviously me cycling has no bearing on how good the gorge was. The scenery is nice etc but it's not worth the bike ride IMHO. At least I earned a beer that night.

Thank cunaldo
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Long drive through beautiful west coast country. Seems they recently added an overflow car park. Nice short bush walk, well made and maintained. Stunning views across during the walk. Nice little hanging bridge. Then, sandflies. Everywhere, haha! Make sure to spray repellent! Due to recent weather the water had more of a creamy muddy look rather than the turquoise I have seen in photos. But still a beautiful place all the same.

Thank elem7142
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Took the time to walk this popular track. Some distance to travel to the location,to find a very popular location. Ample parking, at the site, and a good walking track down to the swing bridge across the river.
Worth the drive.

Thank 62Peter1952
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