Rakaia Gorge Walkway is a 8.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rakaia, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.4 km Elevation Gain: 355 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

Overall, the walk had great views of the water, mountains, rocks, and flowers We were fortunate enough in the beginning to have enough sun to give us fantastic views of the mountains. However, on the way back, it started raining a little and the clouds completely blocked the mountains. So I strongly suggest going on a day with clear skies.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Nice and easy walk to enjoy some views on the river. The track can be a little bit muddy sometimes but nothing bad.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
4 months ago

it was a nice trail and great view during the way. I think that the last part was washed away

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful, scenic, lovely undulating stroll following the gorge round with views over the gorge, river and hutt mountain range, not at all taxing just enjoyable

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful views and easy track!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail with good lookout view! You’ll passby different terrain of various vegetation - on one section you will have pass through some prickles.

7 months ago

very nice with views

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent view along the track! Beautiful blue/green river, snow capped mt, sheep...

hiking
10 months ago

One of the best tracks I’ve walked. Very scenic with the river, the rocky cliff faces all with the magnificent Mount Hutt in the background. Can’t wait to go back and walk it again.

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent easy tramp. It has wonderful views of the river and the gorge, Weather was nice but breezy. the north wind cuts through like the legend describes. Towards the end of the trail the path was mushy wet so take care to not slip.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful walk with great views of the Mt Taylor range. A little muddy and slippery in sections.

walking
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Amazing views, a bit muddy in winter even on a sunny day... however TOTALLY worth it!

hiking
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

What a nice river ! The water from the glacier makes it completely amazing

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Amazingly beautiful river. Take a boat ride if you can.

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