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Hokitika Gorge Walk

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Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand
+64 3-756 9100
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Wow, just wow!

Take time to enjoy this awesome chilled spot with gorgeous milky blue waters. I was impressed too... read more

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A TripAdvisor Member
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Amazingly beautiful!

Easy to find via the signposts/directions. Easy to park & easy 5 minute walk to the swinging bridge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret K
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Whitcombe Valley Road | Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve, West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take time to enjoy this awesome chilled spot with gorgeous milky blue waters. I was impressed too of the effort to make path through the bush to the lookout wheelchair friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy to find via the signposts/directions. Easy to park & easy 5 minute walk to the swinging bridge & the beautiful blue water. A maximum of 6 people are allowed on swinging bridge at any time. I couldn't over how beautiful, blue & clear the...More

Thank Margaret K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hokitika Gorge is an easy drive, we’ll sign posted, even though it is out of the way it is worth the trip. I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful. NZ certainly puts on the nature show. There were quite a few people there but...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this place while on the way to Greymouth from Franz Josef. Its around 30 mins drive from the main road. Though we could not see that lovely blue water, it was beautiful. we liked it. We enjoyed the walk on the swing bridge....More

Thank Maithili S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an easy 40 min drive up the valley from Hokitika with the snow-capped mountains above. We left Lake Pearson in the morning heading for Franz Josef for the night. Plenty of time during this drive to make a detour to Hokitika Gorge. The...More

Thank salcab2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gorge is 30 km from Hokitika but the roads are straight and good (except for the last 2 km which is dirt) and you can drive at a good speed. There are quite a few single lane bridges but all bar one are very...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't arrive to HG until about 8pm approx. Was still light as daylight savings. Water still had blue colour so I imagine in the bright sunshine it would be even more pleasing to the eye. The walk is not far but is basically downhill...More

Thank wishtago...
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some doubts about making the off-the-main-road trek to this well-promoted site, but wow! -- it was certainly worth the trip, in spite of muddy roads for the last kilometre or so. DOCs have once again made it so easy for us visitors to...More

Thank Laurie and Anne A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the small trip out of town. I am sure I actually saw some Rifleman birds, which is a treat in itself. The colour of the water is mesmerising.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most pristine blue waters in the world, fill your water bottle. Drink the most pure water in the world. Explore Hokitika, a west coast, must see. No pessimists need explore

Thank kelly e
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Cheng C
6 May 2017|
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Response from Leong W | Reviewed this property |
No. A lot of natural places are free in NZ. However, they do have donation box at the entrance. Certain place are really worth to donate to them.
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AljazzSin
19 February 2017|
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Response from T8155AFkevinl | Reviewed this property |
I am from this locAtion and was born there. Yes the colour always like this all year. Sometimes it is not as bright when it is raining but the colour is alwAys there.
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Vicki A
7 January 2017|
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Response from Shane O | Reviewed this property |
South Island, west coast
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