Hokitika Gorge

Image: Shellie Evans | ©


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. The consequences of swimming can and have been fatal. The gorge is steeply sided and exiting the river can be very difficult. 


Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   hokitika@doc.govt.nz
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
Postal Address:   Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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