Paddle the gorge

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

The Hokitika Gorge is one of the highlights of any visit to The Coast. Glacier ‘flour’—the fine powder that is the result of ice grinding rocks to a pulp—suspended in the water paints it a luminous turquoise. The river is also favourite run pack-rafters, a fast-growing sport of enthusiasts who walk in to remote rivers, inflate their craft and paddle out.

Episodes From This Location

Ride the bar

1 minute / 2022

Ride the rapids

1 minute / 2022

Fly over Okarito

1 minute / 2022

Go green

1 minute / 2022

Mine the river

1 minute / 2022

Fly over the drowned forest

1 minute / 2022

Feather the nest

1 minute / 2022

Paddle the gorge

1 minute / 2022

Get a glow on

1 minute / 2022

Frolick with fur seals

1 minute / 2022

Fly like a fox

1 minute / 2022

Fly the glacier

1 minute / 2022

The fat of the land

1 minute / 2022