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Hokitika Picnic Spots

Lakes, the beach and parks offer great picnic options. 

  • Visit the cafes and restaurants in Hokitika to get your takeaways.
  • Choose from a great selection of picture perfect picnic spots in Hokitika. Just please don't feed the animals!

Below is a list of just some of our favourite picnic spots in Hokitika.

Lake Kaniere - Hans Bay - Picnic Area

LOCATION : Lake Kaniere

At the northeastern end of the lake - another perfect lake picnic spot. Mountain views, toilets, a huge grassy area (not so flat though), swing set and picnic tables. The nearby DoC campground has picnic tables as well.  

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Lake Kaniere - Sunny Bight - Picnic Area

LOCATION : Lake Kaniere

At the northwestern end of the lake. Picnic tables, toilets, short walk through Kahikatea Forest, grassy area and a pebble beach. The Lake Kaniere Walkway starts here too. 

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Lake Mahinapua - Picnic Area

LOCATION : Lake Mahinapua

This is a perfect spot really at the DoC Campground. Picnic tables, a large grassy area, toilets, a warm lake to take a dip in and many short walks nearby. The kids love this area as there is so much room to run around and parents love it because the Jum Michel and Swimmers Beach walks can accommodate stollers. Plenty of room to get away from those kids too for romantics and the view is amazing.  

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Goldsborough - Picnic Area

LOCATION : Awatuna/Goldsborough

For those who want to do the Tunnel Terrace Walk or Goldsborough tracks and take advantage of the public gold fossicking area, Goldsborough DoC campground offers picnic tables, information panels, grassed area and toilets.

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Hokitika Beach - Picnic Area

LOCATION : Hokitika Beach

Off Beach Street along the beach frontage there are several picnic tables, toilets and of course, the ubiquitous seagull! A perfect place to enjoy hot fish and chips while enjoying the sea air and view. 

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