The Pororari River Track is another of the side of the road short walks that we did by chance on NZ’s West Coast. Like the nearby Truman Track this turned out to be a great little walk, taking in some fabulous river, gorge and rainforest scenery for very little effort. Highly recommended.
While in the area you might also like to visit Pancake Rocks, which can be seen on a very short circuit walk.
And here’s a few shots to start from the road bridge near the start of the track. There was a bit of mist about at first although this cleared when we started walking.
Pororari River Track short walk: The Scenery
The track starts just on the edge of the small settlement of Punakaiki. It’s an easygoing constructed track the whole way. You can choose how far to go, and in fact I think we went further than we needed to get the most interesting gorge and river views. Thirty minutes to an hour return should be plenty of time. There is further information on other longer options on the DOC website.