Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Hokitika with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful walk a long lake side

on Hokitika Gorge

hiking
16 days ago

Pretty short walk, the river is a beautiful colour. We got here at 7.30am and was amazing as we were the only ones there the entire walk. So try and check this place out early.

hiking
20 days ago

Stunning views of the milky turquoise water. Excellent effort to view ratio!

hiking
29 days ago

was pouring rain when I went. the normally blue/turquoise water was grey due to that, but it was a neat quick hike with a cool suspension bridge.

Fantastic trail! Well marked. It took us roughly 3,5h to get up, 2 to get down. There is a lot of climbing involved, be prepared. It was cloudy when we reached the peak, so we couldn't see a thing. You can sleep in the hut on top, there's even a chimney for colder season. We heard there's another track down, if you are not into going down the same way.

10 months ago

Great spot, only a short 15-20min walk. The track/carpark are getting a big upgrade this year, the track will soon have two more swingbridges and become an optional hour long loop in addition to the current track.

10 months ago

Well worth the trip if you're fairly fit, the views are stunning and the hut at the top is well maintained by volunteers. Approx 3.5 hours up from the western side. There's another track up/down on the east/southeast side near the main road.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Super quick trail though watch out for the bugs at the end! No need for hiking gear. All in all about 20 Minutes back and forth not including time taken for photos!!

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

on Hokitika Gorge

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2 months ago

3 months ago

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017