Tutoko Valley River Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Tutoko Valley River Trail is a 9.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Taramea Bay, Southland Region, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
954 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
10 days ago

Well, if you want a challenging hike, you found it here! Due to the climate of this region, expect this trail to be very wet - several mud bogs to cross over, plus slippery roots and four creek crossings (with slippery rocks). You can see some amazing flora and fauna here, particularly birdlife. Give yourself plenty of time: the sign posted at the trailhead is full of lies (2 hours one way is optimistic). As much as it was a challenge, it was one of the most memorable hikes I've done. Bring spare socks to stay dry!