Things to do in Hokitika

Top Things to Do in Hokitika

Things to Do in Hokitika

Top Attractions in Hokitika

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  • Larissa K
    Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
    Fantastic, must do if in Hokitika.
    Easy loop walk with 2x swing bridges. Awesome views.
    We were lucky enough to go when it was sunny and the water was a fantastic blue colour.
    Large carpark, however as a warning it still does get very busy and full.
    Toilets available to use there as well.
    Great walk.
    Written 25 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Debra
    16 contributions
    This ride is very achievable and the scenery is fantastic and varied. I would recommend booking through Kiwi Journeys & staying at Scenic Waterways.
    Written 5 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Larissa K
    Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
    Awesome West Coast Beach. Must see.
    Easy to walk along. We even saw a Seal whist on our walk.
    Fantastic way to see the true West Coast.

    Written 25 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,723 contributions
    We had lunch in the cafe and then did the Treetop Walk. The cafe had a menu that suited us and we had a good lunch. It was a sunny day and a good day to do the Treetop Walk.
    Worth doing and a good place for refreshments. We have been before and we would go again if we are in the area.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • rosiebak
    London, UK21 contributions
    Excellent selection of arts and crafts, including some great stuff from local artists. Service was friendly and knowledgeable.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Robin T
    Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions
    Road to the Falls in unsealed and a bit dusty as there had been a long period without rain which also affected the Falls. Would love to see it gushing!
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • Allan H
    Raumati Beach, New Zealand26 contributions
    My granddaughter was delighted to catch a crawly and to be able to look at it close up. Our grandson was enthralled by the ells and the kiwi. Good outing enjoyed by all.
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • Robin T
    Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions
    Another attraction that we'd not visited before but found to be amazing tucked into the foot of the West Coast hills surrounded but native bush
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • zhuhai2007
    Christchurch, New Zealand48,770 contributions
    This beautiful lake is best visited on a wetland cruise up the Mahinapua River, or via the West Coast Wilderness Trail, but there is a picnic spot for those in a car.
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • Meander87999
    6 contributions
    A great 20min walk that starts and finishes with a tunnel! Well worth the 15min car trip to get there.
    Written 16 October 2021
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,340 contributions
    This lovely old building only has one room open to the public given it needs earthquake strenghtening, and sadly there seems to be few if any original features inside. But the outside of the building is a quite lovely Victorian structure. And check out the history of the building - funded by the famous Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,723 contributions
    Helpful staff, good selection of info leaflets and retail items. We stopped by here to pick up a leaflet about the town heritage walk. They have a notice up saying they are cashless, but I was able to pay for my single page leaflet with coins - I could have used eftpos, but it seemed hardly worth it for 50 cents!
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Mel B
    1 contribution
    The staff at the Hokitika Gallery went out of their way to help me find a pounamu for my daughter. I live out of town so they sent various photos, arranged online payment and sent the poumanu asap so it arrived in time for my daughter's birthday. Great service
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Gretchen B
    Scandia, KS8 contributions
    A west coast stop for fans of vintage machinery should include the Westland Industrial Park. An ongoing project of area volunteers, this collection of buildings near the airport, houses a variety of equipment of the past. Mostly construction equipment, small utility boats and motors, local fire engines and commercial vehicles are included, plus a few Caterpillar crawlers and specialty tractors. A miniature railway is under construction. which will add appleal for visitors with young children. My favorite was an American built stagecoach that was used used the route between Christchurch and the west coast during the goldrush. What a thrilling and terrifying ride! Friendly volunteers welcomed us to tea. Fans of vintage machinery are the same all over the world.😁 Check out the heritage park web page for more details.
    Written 17 February 2020
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,556 contributions
    I was looking forward to the challenge of driving this when heading down the West Coast on our holiday.
    I was disappointed to find a new bypass bridge had been built and you couldn't drive through it any more.
    It was an icon of the area and i would've loved to be able to drive over it.
    I could only stop and get a photo of it.
    Written 27 September 2019
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