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Introduction

Enjoy excellent views of the blue-green waters of the Hokitika River as it makes its way through the rock sided Hokitika Gorge.

Track overview

650 m one way

Walking and tramping

15 min Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

From the car park, follow the walking track for a few minutes through dense podocarp/hardwood forest before emerging onto a viewing platform. From here you can look down to the stunning Hokitika Gorge and out to the lush farmland of Kowhitirangi. This part of the track is accessible for wheelchairs.

From the viewing platform, continue for another 6 minutes along the curving boardwalks and you will reach a swing bridge. From here there are excellent views of the blue-green waters of the Hokitika River as it makes its way through the rock sided Hokitika Gorge.

For good views further up the gorge, cross the swing bridge and when you come to the end of it turn left (straight ahead leads to private farmland). The track continues for another 200 m through the bush to another viewing platform with looking out to the gorge upstream of the bridge.

Getting there

Drive east from Hokitika to the intersection at Kokatahi. Turn right and then follow the road signs.

Know before you go

Young children should be closely supervised at the end of the track.

Contacts

Hokitika Office
Phone:      +64 3 756 9100
Email:   hokitika@doc.govt.nz
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