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Short trekking

Short stop over while visiting to Pancake Rock. Short trekking for us from parking area for about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diong 丽
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wonderful 1.5 hour hike!

We visited Punakaki Rocks and then camped in our campervan in the car park where this trail starts... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
San Antonio, Texas
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short stop over while visiting to Pancake Rock. Short trekking for us from parking area for about 30 min. Encounter rich rainforest along the river trail.

Thank Diong 丽
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We visited Punakaki Rocks and then camped in our campervan in the car park where this trail starts. Very few people when we were there which was great. You will hike through a rainforest and follow the river for most of this hike. We went...More

1  Thank shutter_bug1971
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The New Zealand bush is so varied and interesting. Some of the tracks were closed following cyclone Gita but this was still a very enjoyable walk with very varied flora, and we came across an enormous green stick insect.

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I took this walk as far as the swing bridge and back, and it was well worth it. It was partly a river walk, but mainly a walk through the forest. The track was easy, provided you do not mind having to go up quite...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Beautiful 1-km track through a gorge leading back to a suspension bridge. It is a short walk from the car park back to the track, which is well-groomed and easy to navigate. As the track makes its way through the gorge, it is surrounded by...More

1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great walk for anyone in this region looking for a bit of nature. The track takes you along a small river for about 3 kms along a very well maintained track. It is not a loop so the walk in and out...More

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Loved it! You can decide between a 1-3 hours walk (one way). The nature is great and the river lovely. I walked until the swingbridge which is also very cool. You don't have to be very sportive or used in walks. Do that if you...More

Thank Leyla M
Reviewed 8 January 2018

An easy walk alongside the river, passing through woodland with many old trees draped with lichens. Shame you have to return by the same path.

Thank pippa432
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Easy 1h track or 2h if you do the loop. Alternatively you can rent a kayak and do 1-3 of the root by paddling.

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful walk and a must do in the area. Not too steep, for the bits that were uphill,I piggy backed my 5 year old when she started to get tired but there weren’t many of these and they weren’t long, she walked...More

1  Thank Nicki R
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