The Hokitika Gorge Walk has recently been upgraded starting with a new carpark and toilet block. The walk is an easy gradient and only15mins each way descending through podacarp/hardwood forest.
The first lookout gives you views of the gorge and of Kowhitirangi farmland, the track then leads you to a swingbridge which crosses the Hokitika Gorge taking you over the magnificent green/blue waters of the Hokitika River.
Turn left when you get to the end of the swingbridge and walk 100m through the bush. This track will lead you out to another lookout, upstream of the bridge, giving you views of the gorge.