The Best Walks In Hokitika

Walking, strolling, hiking, tramping, backpacking. Whatever you call it, there is something to suit your feet within a few minutes of Hokitika. Some say we offer the best range of hikes and rainforest walks in the country.

Michelle
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WEST COAST TREE TOP WALKWAY I can highly recommend this walk. It is a totally different way of experiencing New Zealand's native forests. They even have a golf cart that can drive you up to the start of the canopy walk for those with mobility issues. There is an excellent cafe and a shop selling beautiful NZ crafts and souvenirs. Check out their web page and Facebook page for special deals. You can also check on Bookme for discounts.

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West Coast Tree Top Walkway, Hokitika


The Best Walks In Hokitika
Welcome to the West Coast | Treetop Walkway & Café
An exhilarating treetop adventure on the West Coast. Experience life with the birds, high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi trees. Find out more.




BLUE SPUR BUSHWALK - Walk


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LOCATION : Arahura/Blue Spur

MODERATE 
Time: 1.5 hour loop walk
Access: Carpark on Blue Spur Road
Features: Old Chinese goldmining workings: races, stone walls and shafts in regrowth native forest. Great fun for kids to explore but care required due to steeper sections, hidden drops and shafts. Stick to the track, wear good footwear as parts can be slick.



HOKITIKA GORGE TRACK - Walk


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LOCATION : Hokitika Gorge

EASY - Buggies/Strollers ok 
Time: 35 minute return UPDATE: There are now 2 swing bridges so it is a loop walk rather than having to double back.
Access: 25km east of Hokitika. Turn inland onto Stafford St from SH6/Fitzherbert St and follow the yellow signs saying Hokitika Gorge. Be prepared for lots of turning! (Passes Kowhitirangi Incident memorial on route).
Features:  Top rated activity in Hokitika on TripAdvisor! Wheelchair accessible viewpoint overlooking a magnificent granite gorge with milky blue-green pools, backed by cliffs and fine rimu forest. Head further along to a swingbridge and then the edge of the Gorge itself. Take care as some dropoffs on the south bank are slippery.


DOROTHY FALLS - Walk


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LOCATION : Lake Kaniere

EASY 
Time: 2 minutes.
Access: Carpark beside bridge at Dorothy Falls Rd on eastern side of lake.
Features: Short path to pool at base of best local falls. Awesome in a good rain. 



HOKITIKA HERITAGE WALK


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LOCATION : Hokitika Town

EASY - Buggies/Strollers ok 
Time: 30 min for quayside and central town features. Longer if you want to see the whole thing
Access: From i-Site & Museum, or any point along the walk. 
Features: Goldrush & river-port town historic heritage sites, buildings & statues. Brochure & information panels bring history to life. Augmented reality is available in some spots so bring your smartphone and get the app. Request a brochure showing the whole walk from the Visitor i-Site.


The Best Walks In Hokitika
Walks Hiking Tramping | Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
There is a wide range of walking and hiking options in and around Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand. Find the perfect track for you and your family.



LAKE KANIERE WALKWAY


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LOCATION : Lake Kaniere

MODERATE 
Time: 4 hours one way
Access: Carpark just south of southern end of lake. Follows western shore of lake. Ends at Sunny Bight at northern end of lake. 
Features: Lush forest, great lake and mountain views, bays and beaches. Open to mountain biking. 



MT. TUHUA - Tramp


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LOCATION : Lake Kaniere

HARD & STEEP 
Time: 7 hours return. 7.6 km
Access: Signposted on Dorothy Falls Rd just south of Hans Bay.
Features: Best local access to open mountain tops. Panoramic views of Southern Alps, Lake Kaniere, coastal plains and Hokitika. Must be fit. Good footwear required.



LONDONDERRY ROCK - Walk


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LOCATION : Kumara

EASY 
Time: 10 min one way
Access: Turn off SH73, 1 km east of Kumara onto a metalled road running alongside a water race
Features: Walk passes through stone-fields of old goldmining tailings & manuka forest to huge glacier-deposited boulder, too big for the early miners to move or break.

TUNNEL TERRACE WALK


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LOCATION : Awatuna/Goldsborough

EASY 
Time: 20 minute loop
Access: Signposted on Stafford-Goldsborough roadside with carpark.
Features: Track enters and exits through old goldmining tailrace tunnels and meanders through old gold workings. Passes through regenerating rimu, kamahi and tree fern forest. A great place to see glowworms at night.




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Blue Spur Farmstay - CAMPERVAN PARK - Hokitika
Welcome! The camp site is a private spot away from it all but only 10mins to the town. Families absolutely love staying on our eco-farm among the many farm animals. Friendly free ranging kune kune pigs, goats and a flock of coloured sheep as well as our cows, peacocks and turkeys.


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Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals! - Arahura Valley
Barn/Farmhouse in Arahura Valley. Stay on a farm & visit the animals. Experience an off-grid eco home, totally solar powered! Huge & very private room. Light breakfast provided in your room. 5mins drive to ...


The Best Walks In Hokitika
Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Barn/Farmhouse in Arahura Valley. Experience an off-grid eco home, totally solar powered!. We are 5mins drive to the beach & 10min from the town centre. Meet the many farm animals, relax and take in the views of th...


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Crooked Mile Cottage - CUTE & COSY BY THE SEA - Hokitika
Vacation Home in Hokitika. In the heart of Hokitika. 1min to the beach and river. 5mins walk to bars, restaurants and shops. An old, historic little cottage full of character and charm. A typical Kiwi bach -...


The Best Walks In Hokitika
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