Short walk to swinging bridge and beautiful gorge. Water is glacial and FREEZING! Great jumping rocks if you can handle the cold. Bring bug repellant!
A bit off the beaten path, but well worth the effort. A great FREE attraction, gorgeous water, swinging bridge, and an easy hike. When we went there was hardly anyone else there.
Ice blue- turquoise water & silver rocks. Worth the drive out of Hokitika to view the gorge. Beautifully contracted boardwalks & swing bridge make this walk special. Glad we took time out to visit.
The Hokitika Gorge and Lake Kaniere can be visited in one trip which are the two most beautiful places in New Zealand. The gorge is best after a fine spell of weather where you will catch the lovely turquoise water. if it has been raining a lot in the mountains the water is not so turquoise - take sandfly repellant... More
It was a pleasant drive and then an easy walk over the suspension bridge. Great views even though it was a cloudy day. Wear suitable hiking shoes if you are going down to the rocks as it was quite muddy. An easy walk though if you are reasonably agile.
It's an easy walk to a beautiful coloured water. Little kids can walk up to the 2 min walk outlook with a view. Be sure to have sandfly repellent on.
Unfortunately we caught the gorge on a cloudy day just after a lot of rain and it wasn't as blue as it looks in the photos. However still worth visiting. I can only imagine how stunning it would be on a sunny day. After leaving here we did the connecting loop to kanierie lake where we found a nice waterfall.... More
This is one of my favourite places in the world. There are no cafes - if you want coffee take it with you, no souvenir shops, no-one there with their hand out (as for nearly every other tourist attraction on earth). There is a DOC honesty box if you feel inclined to make a donation. But is pristine, rugged, rocky... More
We visited in early October, and the water was an amazing blue colour. I was surprised that you could get such great views after such a short walk (takes about 15 minutes to walk to the end, past the swing bridge). It's about a half hour drive (which was quite pretty in itself) from Hokitika township, but well worth it... More
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