WHAT TO DO IN HOKITIKA
Sometimes you see photos of a tourist spot and you think "yeah right" it cant look that good in real life. Hokitika Gorge is one of those places. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush looks too good to be true. The gorge is 33kms from Hokitika. It is a short walk from the car park through a mainly rimu and podocarp forest to an accessible viewing platform where the water has to be seen to believed. You can walk a little further across a swing bridge to another viewing platform and the rivers edge.
HOKITIKA BEACH WALK
Readily accessible from Beach Street, via Weld Lane, Sunset Point Road and several other access roads. Wonderful wild beach, black sand and pebbles (including pounamu -jade) driftwood, mountain views, sunsets, sunrise and starry nights. Walks, picnicking, fossicking for pebbles and driftwood, sandcastles surfing and surf-casting.
WEST COAST SCENIC WATERWAYS
Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers. Experience majestic views of Aoraki/ Mt.Cook and the Southern Alps and outstanding West Coast wetlands flora, fauna, and native rainforest.
Watch out for the historic railway bridge over the Mahinapua creek.
Gavin and Cindy Hopper look forward to welcoming you onboard!
THE NATIONAL KIWI CENTRE
Get up close and interactive with living icons of the West Coast
Kiwi, Tuatara, Giant Eels, Crayfish and Whitebait.
The National Kiwi Centre is situated in the heart of Hokitika and provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with New Zealand’s national icons. Have fun catching a Crawly. Feed our Eels at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 3.00pm every day.
Scenic Flights over Mt Cook & Glaciers! Flights depart from Hokitika Airport daily. See breathtaking views of New Zealand's highest peaks including Aoraki Mt Cook and Southern Alps' largest glaciers including the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Fly in comfort in your first class window seat which ensures spectacular views. Our highly experienced pilots offer informed in-flight commentary to complete your flight experience. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
WEST COAST TREETOP WALKWAY
An Exhilarating Treetop Adventure
An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds, high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long.
Come and enjoy a leisurely 45 minute to one hour stroll through the beautiful West Coast rainforest tree tops. Only 15 minutes drive south of Hokitika.