Rakaia Gorge Walkway, Rakaia

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  • Great little walk on a good day with great views over the gorge. Not really sure if the upper gorge lookout is worth it as the lower gorge had similar views. The colour of the water was beautiful. In ...  more »
  • Some of the reviews are old so I thought I would update track conditions. We have had an exceptionally wet winter so the track is quite boggy in parts as well as being badly overdue for track maintena...  more »
  • Awesome landscapes,, easy walk.. I would recommend it. Not so busy, best to unwind and relax.. you could appreciate the views below.  more »
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  • Awesome walkway with great views over the Rakaia Gorge. Sometimes it's not very obvious where you have to go but you'll find the way. We walked to the lower viewpoint and it was absolutely worth it.
  • Rakaia Gorge Walkway just need 3hrs (return) to complete. The view is amazing! When you reach the end of the track, you will see the view with whole Mt Hutt and river. It would be more nicer if the Mt Hutt covered with snow. Before/After hike, you can also walk down under the bridge. Allow 4~5hrs if you want to walk around, nice place to picnic as well. There is public toilets as well at the carpark.
  • Amazing walkway, you should go beyond the 30min walk to the lookout there are some incredible views...
  • It's a decent walk but nice views best around winter when the river is flowing at it's best. If you have family and it summer there is a few safe spots to swim however you will have to watch out as there is also jetboating activity in the proximity and I think they also offer bungy jump so in the summer it's definitely got a few things to do. Also if you have dogs they will enjoy the area too.
  • Take a time to be here. Take your gear up! Stay at river shore enjoy sun- go for a walk. Also can organize & enjoy barbecue there. #greatplace

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