Things to Do in Hokitika with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Hokitika, New Zealand

Things to Do in Hokitika with Kids

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  • Larissa K
    Auckland, New Zealand52 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.
  • Larissa K
    Auckland, New Zealand52 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
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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,707 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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  • 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 Zealand48,511 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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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,707 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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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,266 contributions
    Quite impressive and obviously looked after. Worth a closer look and traffic is light enough to be able to walk to it.
    Written 23 April 2021
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  • mammap1975
    Winchester, New Zealand23 contributions
    AMAZING!!!! Everything about this place was amazing from the hosts Gavin and Cindy to the food, the rooms, the boat tour and the hospitality. Highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • blackcap
    new zealand178 contributions
    We went for a short walk to the Glow Worm dell. Easy to find, park and access. Incredible to see this spectacular nature. Worthwhile visiting.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Graham
    Masterton, New Zealand1 contribution
    West Coast Cycle and Tours would be the best in the business. Scott and Donna are so accommodating. Nothing is a problem and they go out of their way to ensure everything is perfect.
    We really enjoyed our time with you and the accommodation was excellent.
    Thanks for a fantastic week
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • Matt
    7 contributions
    Wicked operation ! Pilot and owner Matt Newton, flew my Wife and I in on our honeymoon to a great wee spot in his jet ranger. He was very good to deal with and had heaps of spot on advice on hunting. Very competent pilot who gave us heaps of good commentary. Well priced and will fly with him again!
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Alkyflint
    7 contributions
    4 Years ago,to celebrate my 70th we had a 6 week trip to Oz& NZ
    Ben’s flight was the highlight!
    After helicopter flight to the glaciers was cancelled due to cloud,we eventually gave up and headed north. We came across Hokatika and by chance Ben Patterson -Wilderness Wings.
    Although he had finished for the day after hearing of our disappointment, he offered to take us up as the low cloud had lifted
    We had a magnificent tour of the Alps and Mt Cook made even more special due to Bens narrative.
    INMO forget the helicopters, you see so much more
    Ben, you are truly a wonderful person and even after 4 years, we still talk about your kindness and our memorable trip
    The highlight of our 6 week tour
    Cannot recommend Wilderness Wings more highly!
    Written 28 November 2021
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