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Suggested Itineraries

Lake Mahinapua is a tranquil lake just 10 minutes south of Hokitika. This scenic reserve is surrounded by native bush with views of the mountains and often visited by beautiful Kotuku.

Take a scenic driving loop takes you south from Hokitika along the coast. Take in the attractions around Lake Mahinapua before heading back to Hokitika via Rimu.

Experience a scenic boat cruise on Mahinapua Creek

Do a return walk/ride to the Mananui Tramline boardwalk (SH6 end)

Picnic and walk or just relax at the Lake Mahinapua DOC area

Do the treetop walk and overlook the lake

Loop back to Hokitika with a stop at the scenic Rimu Lookout overlooking the Hokitika River

If Sailing is your thing – Lake Mahinapua is the home to the Aquatic Club with regular regatta on the lake