Riuwaka Resurgence Walkway

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Riuwaka Resurgence Walkway

The north branch of the Riuwaka River pours out of the cave-riddled marble of Takaka Hill in this beautiful area of Kahurangi National Park. Damp forest, clear cold water, tranquil pools, and moss-covered and water-worn marble rock create a fairyland quality.

A short path leads through the forest to where the river emerges. There is wheelchair access as far as Crystal Pool (5 min).

Other attractions include picnicking, walking and fishing.

For a view down to the resurgence, drive up to Hawkes Lookout on Takaka Hill. A five-minute path takes you through bush and marble outcrops to a spectacular viewpoint. Hawkes Lookout is on State Highway 60, 10 km from Riwaka.

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