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Boating

Hokitika is blessed with two lakes that offer different boating options.

  • Power Boating - If high octane is your thing, then head to Lake Kaniere. Its got a boat launch, specific boating areas, and a picnic area and DoC camping ground.
  • Sailing - If you fancy yourself as more of a sailor, try out Lake Mahinapua. The Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club has clubrooms on site and offers sail training to members and racing each Sunday afternoon of the season (Feb-May). 

More Information on Boating in Hokitika

  • Lake Kaniere Yacht & Power Boat Club Inc.: contact Colin Stevenson PH (03) 755 6351, Mobile 027 656 9409, Email: lakekaniere@xtra.co.nz
  • Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club: Contact the Club by email here for enquiries. 

Wilderness Rafting Adventures

Whitewater rafting tours from easy to extreme, half, full and multi day expeditions. Helicopter, drive in or hike in options available.  Heli-raft the Whataroa river, the Grand Canyon of NZ or chose from over 15 other rivers across the coast. All equipment provided, fully catered trips.

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West Coast Scenic Waterways

Enjoy freedom kayaking or a cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer. Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers. Experience majestic views of Mt.Cook and the Southern Alps and outstanding West Coast flora, fauna and native rain forests.

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