Hokitika Gorge

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons


Enjoy a walk through native bush to the stunning Hokitika Gorge.

Place overview


  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve

About this place

Getting there

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.

Know before you go

River warning

The Hokitika River is swift, cold, and dangerous in all conditions. Swimming here is dangerous and people have died because of swimming in the river.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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