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Hokitika has some truly unique and fun experiences on offer. You can walk in the treetops, feed eels, raft through amazing gorges, cruise through serene wetlands and much more.

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Mahinapua Links

Play on one of New Zealand’s few true links courses at Hokitika on the West Coast of the South Island with views of Aoraki / Mount Cook, Mt Tasman and the majestic Southern Alps.
Cool Idea | Putt around

Grab your clubs and play on a links course with amazing views of Aoraki Mount Cook.

  • Just 3 minutes south of Hokitika, (first right turn over the Hokitika River bridge).
  • The links are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year and bookings are not required.
  • Greens fees on this unique links are a modest for all players except students under 18 who get an even better deal.
  • Club hire - Heritage Highway Motels, Ph. 03 755 8098

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Stay with us at 'Scenic Waterways Retreat,' only 4kms south of Hokitika, where you can cycle a spectacular section of the Wilderness Trail, freedom kayak, or relax on an 'Early Riser' or 'Sunset Cruise'....all from your doorstep! Embrace our wetlands, rainforest, and majestic views of Aoraki/ Mt.Cook!

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Beautiful refurbished Art Deco Theatre and Cafe. See all the latest movies on the Big Screen with latest digital projection technology and surround sound. Check hokitikaregent.com for movie session times, live shows, other events and online bookings.

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Westland Industrial Heritage Park is a working museum with a variety of displays and ongoing projects. The dedicated volunteers' passion for restoring Westland's industrial past to running condition for public display has resulted in the park becoming a vibrant and dynamic family tourist attraction.
The Westland Industrial Heritage Park (the Park) was started by a group of mature (Old) men who loved big engines and the like (toys) and wanted to play with the toys and preserve some of the history of Westland at the same time.  Since those beginnings the Park has developed and changed. It has become a place where all ages can see and touch and learn about the history of the region.

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Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long.
An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage. Thrill seekers will feel their heart pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of the Tower 47 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow-capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman sea.

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Built in 1908, the historic Carnegie building currently houses a number of the district’s museum exhibits and treasures. Located in the heart of Hokitika, the building is easily accessible to visitors and entry is free. Come and explore our region’s colourful history!

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Carve your own jewellery from jade/pounamu, bone, paua shell or mother-of-pearl.

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A family owned business that creates some of the worlds finest glassware. Every piece is made in the workshop in which you can watch being made while you peruse the extensive range of glass items in the studio.

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Located on the State Highway 6 roadside at the northern town entrance. Parking available but can be walked to from town.
A 50 meter track leads to Glow-worm Dell - 5 minutes return. Buggies/Strollers ok. Free viewing of glow-worm colonies. Please note that Glow-worms can only be seen at night! Flashlight recommended.

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Hokitika Swimming Pool – SWIM! TRAIN! PLAY! Facilities for all ages including swim school, spa pool and fun inflatables for the kids. Training lanes and daily fitness classes available. Open 6am to 8pm (mon to fri) and 9am to 6pm (weekends). Get Into it!

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Guaranteed viewing of kiwi in their nocturnal house and New Zealand's living dinosaur, the tuatara. Discover West Coast creatures like whitebait, crayfish and many more. Participate in our giant eel feedings at 10am, 12 noon & 3pm, the Kiwi are fed after the eels. Catch & release a freshwater crayfish in our indoor lake area! Open 7 days, 9am to 5pm in summer & 9.30am to 4.30pm in winter.

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Holidays are all about new experiences, relaxation and having fun. Take the advice from the local experts at the i-SITE and you are guaranteed the best deal, because we’ve done NZ from top to toe. Open 7 days.

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