Rakaia Gorge Walkway, Rakaia

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  • As you can see by the date we walked, it was Autumn, and the colours were great! The track difficulty was moderate, and damp in places. But the views were wonderful and colourful. Strongly recommended...  more »
  • Heading north from Staveley to Christchurch, the Rakaia Gorge rates as a worthy stop. Pulling off the road needs care, at the bridges there is a reasonable lay- bye. The older bridge is quite impressi...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Amazing view but could have been nice if their were more stuff to do other then walking around
  • Definitely worth a stop when driving out of Christchurch toward Mt. Hutt. The stunning blue colour of the water and views across the gorge are spectacular. Parking is accessible and picnic tables are provided if your considering a longer stop.
  • 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...
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