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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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We offer breathtaking tours to New Zealand's most beautiful untouched destinations. Our helicopter tours are based out of Hokitika. Wherever you want to go, whatever you'd like to see, we can take you there.

 Our tours take you to remarkable destinations off the beaten track. 

All our pilots have fantastic local knowledge and can assist you when choosing the best flight to suit your plans. We operate a range of tidy Helicopters, with spacious seats and great viewing windows. While on your flight, we will give you running commentary on the local history of the area.

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National Kiwi Centre is situated in the heart of Hokitika in an undercover facility that provides viewing of kiwi in a nocturnal house that replicates their natural environment. View New Zealand’s oldest living dinosaur, the tuatara.  Take part in the giant eel feeding (10am, 12 noon and 3pm daily). After the eel feedings, watch the Kiwi being feed. Catch & release a freshwater crayfish (koura) in our lake area - fun for all ages! We have plenty of other to look at, and it's all inside so no getting wet on that rainy day.

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Whether it is a multi-day or just a day ride, Cycle Journeys is your local cycling tour specialist personalising your adventure on the West Coast Wilderness Trail and the Paparoa Track. Their worry-free service includes bike hire, shuttle service, luggage transfer and accommodation booking. The team is also doing a tonne of good. With their 'Leave Better' Programme they give back to their trails, so the trails can give back to you.

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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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Stay with us at Scenic Waterways Retreat! We are an eco-tourism business providing accommodation, wholesome food, eco cruises and freedom kayak hire on one of New Zealand's most highly valued wetlands. We provide bike hire to cycle a spectacular section on the west coast wilderness trail, and hire out our wonderful hot tubs.

We aim to enrich our clients' appreciation of our natural surroundings, it's unique biodiversity, and provide them a setting to relax, recharge, and restore before returning to their daily pressures of life.

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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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Our Bespoke family business offers bike hire, trail info, tour planning, shuttles and luggage transfers. We can provide you with bikes or bring your own for us to shuttle.  Logistical problems we will work it out. We take the guesswork out of "how will I get there & back" "who is going to drive" or "how are we going to organise that". Expect friendly and professional service. 

Our passion is delivering the best customer service on the WEST COAST and provide the most memorable, unique experiences from start to finish. We have our "backyard tour" package you can choose or reach out for our own tailor made exclusive experience.

We can make it happen as we are COASTERS!

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The Pounamu Pathway is an immersive storytelling experience delivered in four unique and linked hubs across the West Coast/Te Tai o Poutini, with hubs Westport/Kawatiri, Māwhera/Greymouth open NOW and opening SOON in Haast/Awarua and HOKITIKA

Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural beauty of the West Coast/Te Tai o Poutini.

Follow the website link to Book Your Experience at the Māwhera/Greymouth Pounamu Pathway Hub.


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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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"Kia ora - Welcome. Let us show you around our piece of paradise and tell you a little bit about us, what we do and why we love our piece of paradise".

Hokitika Scenic Tours is a personal, safe and friendly transport service, right here, in Hokitika - the heart of Westland, West Coast, South Island, NZ.

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Hokitika History Walk with Ann.

Join me in a 1.5 hour guided walk of Hokitika Town. Here we’ll view the buildings the goldrush created. You’ll hear how Hokitika’s port was a main entry point into New Zealand and how life was from the 1860s onwards.

Contact me directly phone 0276589088

e: annstours234@gmail.com or book via the Hokitika i site.

Tours are on demand. Minimum of 2 people.

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Hokitika’s swimming pool is an iconic place for the town, where much of the community has treasured memories and learned to swim. The facility offers training lanes, a hot tub, toddler pool, swimming lessons, fitness classes and is available for private hire. Opening hours are 6am – 8pm Monday to Thursday, 6am – 5pm Friday and 8am – 5pm weekends.

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If you are a person who desires a culturally authentic experience that is reflective of the local people, and shares their history and ancient legends in a way that resonates with you, by being hands on and actively involved, yet at one with the river.

Then join us and our guides for a tour that is led from the heart and let the pounamu call to you as a gift from the river.

Our tours cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world, as the connection to the river and local people is interwined in history and holds true to the values of Kati Waewae tribe, guardians of the Arahura river.

The last private river on earth.

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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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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.

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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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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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