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Hokitika Gorge

Excellent views over the Hokitika River

Time: 15 minutes return

Grade: Easy

Start: Just past Hokitika Gorge Cafe on Whitcombe Valley Road Get Google Maps directions

The Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve is 33 km east of Hokitika. Leave Hokitika's main road by turning inland onto Stafford St which become Kaniere Rd, then Kaniere-Kowhitirangi Rd. South of Kokatahi the road turns sharp left, then sharp right. Turn left into Johnston Rd, right into Nielson Rd, and left into Whitcombe Valley Rd.

This track has an awesome viewing platform just 4 minutes into the walk but make sure you do the entire 15 minute track. There are excellent views of the blue-green waters of the Hokitika River as it makes its way through the rock sided Hokitika Gorge.

All very easy. Rates were very good, we got a very good deal on the model we chose. Car was in excellent condition, easy to find in the carpark and to return. Only comment, the deals can disappear and the prices change between visits to their website (even in half an hour) which is annoying so if a deal comes up take it or it might disappear. Would happily rent from them again.

Brad Mercer
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