Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Hokitika

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Hokitika

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  • weluv2travelSydney
    Sydney63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Hokitika Gorge Walk (bridge walk) is a short (30 min return) easy walk, suitable for all ages that took us through lush native bush to an amazing suspension swing bridge where we were greeted with the stunning turquoise water of Hokitika Gorge.
    The walk was well signposted, and the track was well maintained, making it an easy trek for our kids. The swing bridge added an element of fun and adventure for them.
    The highlight of the walk was the breathtaking view of the gorge. The vibrant turquoise water was a sight to behold.
    In conclusion, the Hokitika Gorge Walk is a must-visit for families. It offers an easy, enjoyable walk and a rewarding view that leaves a lasting impression. We left with beautiful memories and a bunch of stunning photos!
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • kateřina m
    Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, UK19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place in Hokitika with the most amazing person Karen. I purchased a ring there for my birthday. Unfortunately couple of weeks later one of the lil gems fell out. I contacted the gallery and Karen was so helpful. She contacted the ring maker and after I dropped the ring off she got them to mend it for me. Communication over the email was prompt and kind.
    I would definitely recommend buying your souvenirs or gifts from here as not only it supports the local artists but also the people who work there.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • kathy p
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful store/gallery with quality (and reasonably priced) items. Definitely worth a stop in, we purchased several things here.
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Kris B
    Bali, Indonesia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently completed the west coast wilderness trail as a group of two couples. From the outset Kiwi Journeys staff entire team were superb in every aspect of their organisation and commitment to ensure a great trip and experience. Their arranged accomodation was excellent especially at the Waterways (hokitika) and the hotel in Kumara. The entire trip was outstanding and my wife and I will definitely use this company again and certainly it has our full recommendation!
    Written 11 March 2024
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  • listi7
    McKinney, TX163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short walk to glow worm dell off of Highway is fun and free. You can get into all the science if it or just enjoy the magic. Must do if you’re here in the evening. 10 minutes or 30 is worth the time to check this place out.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • GPM NZ
    Ashburton, New Zealand42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful lake with a pretty waterfall to go and view. Lovely grassy area with a jetty to jump off and swim. Water is really cold though, haha.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place to stop for a walk or a run. Follow the path alongside the beach. If you continue around, to the river you will come across a boat that kids can play on.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • juliegnz
    97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went in late December after a night of heavy rain. A short and windy unsealed single lane road and a small carpark. It looks like it's beer coming over the side which is fun and unusual. You can carry on the same road and get back on the highway.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Lynda B
    Wellington, New Zealand1,394 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped in here for morning tea during a recent three week SI road trip. We always carry a thermos of hot water and some coffee sachets with us on our travels.

    This is a very beautiful spot. The weather was superb. There are a couple of tables with bench seats, we sat at one and there was another couple (who it turns out were from Melbourne in the SI on a whistlestop tour) at the other one.

    It was such a lovely place to spend an hour or so, taking in the breathtaking view. The birdlife was amazing, with heaps of fantails flitting around and eating the sandflies on the wing. Didn’t seem to put much of a dent in the sandfly population but they are beautiful little birds.

    The drive into the rest area on the track through native bush is really beautiful too.

    Highly recommend this for a stop if you’re passing. It’s easy to find, just turn into the road opposite the Mahinapua Pub on SH6 (remember the Mainland Cheese ads on the tele??) and drive to the end of the road.

    There are also very clean toilets at the site, thank you to the Council for providing such a great area to stop.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Janette K
    148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great rainy day activity experiencing the Repair shed for engines livery and boating relics of the past illustrating mining and timber milling industries and the way of life from the mid 1800s. Highlights were the range of fire engines across the decades and the guided tour by Gilby with all his stories to bring the exhibits alive. Highly recommend. Donations
    Written 11 April 2023
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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,816 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Meander87999
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Scott B
    Orange, Australia92 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although it's best not to stop on the bridge to take photos (obviously!) this bridge over the Taramakau River covers a long local history. Recently rebuilt for road traffic it's taken the fun away from trying to drive in a straight line over the rail lines but it's modern and the alpine views from here are great!
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • an_wan
    Mumbai, India15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place in middle of the town the beach is walkable 5 mins
    Good place to take picture and restaurants nearby to eat in after it
    Written 9 November 2023
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