2.0 miles
431 ft
-339 ft
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    #8040 in Hiking [+]
    • #3273 in Trail Running
  • Land Owner
    Department of Conservation

The track is the pedestrian entry/exit for the Paparoa Great Walk. It follows a spectacular limestone gorge with two main features – a river with huge rocks set amongst deep pools, and beautiful forest featuring subtle changes from subtropical to temperate.

A 15-minute gentle stroll from the car park brings you to a seat and a lookout, with spectacular views of the river gorge and its magnificent limestone cliffs. From this point on, the track narrows and the gradients become a little steeper as the track continues for another 2.5 km until it meets the Inland Pack Track.

Five minutes beyond this junction, following beside the river, the track leads to a suspension bridge – an ideal place for a rest and a photo stop before retracing your steps back to the car park.

For the more adventurous, the Paparoa Great Walk continues upstream of the Pororari suspension bridge with the Paparoa hut a further 3-4 hrs up the track.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Pororari River Track hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    93 ft
  • Altitude min
    25 ft
  • Altitude max
    339 ft
  • Altitude start
    25 ft
  • Altitude end
    118 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,505 ft
  • Distance down
    4,278 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,804 ft
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