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“Make the time to visit”

Hokitika Gorge Walk
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Hokitika
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Make the time to visit”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

This was SO worth the wee drive off the main road. It is like being away in another world - a true slice of Kiwi paradise. Stunning scenery, lots of bird life (loads of super friendly fantails) with peace and serenity unmatched. I found myself taking lots of deep breaths to make the most of such pure fresh air. It is a goosebump place!

Visited July 2014
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New Zealand
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79 reviews
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“Just stunning”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

With is a wee bit of a drive of the beaten track but so very worth it! The Gorge is just stunning and oh so blue. So very peaceful and a real slice of paradise. The track is good and will suit all levels of fitness.

Visited February 2014
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sydney
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350 reviews
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“Beautiful, even on a wet and grey day”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

A visit to the Hokitika Gorge was a fair bit of a detour, but the drive through the lovely countryside on the way was great. The Gorge itself was also great, with a nice walk along the track, and across the suspension bridge. While it was a grey old day, and the water was only a milky colour, it was still worth the trip!

Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The gorge is about 35 minutes drive from Hokitika on reasonable roads and well worth the detour, once you get to the car park there is a good walking track to the gorge and its only about 10 minutes walk To get the best out of it a sunny day would be an advantage as the water colour is spectacular.

Visited July 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Completely worth the drive!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Visited Hokitika Gorge as part of a very long day driving trip from Christchurch to Franz Josef. The diversion was definitely worth it, the view is spectacular, the drive out is lovely. The water is a truly amazing colour, definitely worth the tiny extra walk across the bridge and down to the banks of the gorge.

Worth stopping by the large monument on the drive out as well, interesting story I hadn't heard before - I won't spoil it here.

Visited July 2014
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