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Hokitika Activities

Activities in Hokitika, New Zealand are varied and fun. There are plenty of things to do in Hokitika if you enjoy the great outdoors and a more relaxed pace.  

Browse the listings below to see some of the activities in Hokitika. 

Hokitika Museum
PH: (03) 755 6898 E:

Hokitika Museum was closed in September 2016 due to concerns about the seismic strength of the building. Check our website and Facebook for updates, re-opening times and other information including links to Westland’s wonderful stories and photographs.

West Coast Treetop Walk and Cafe
E: FREEPH: 0508 8733 8677

An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20m high and over 450m long. Hokitika tower is 40m above the forest floor. Cafe on site. 

Mountain Jade - Weld Street
PH: (03) 755 8007 E:

FREE INTERACTIVE GUIDED TOURS DAILY - Learn about the history, formation & manufacture of jade. Mountain Jade has one of NZ's largest selection of quality & affordable Jade/Pounamu carvings & sculptures for you to choose from. A "Must Do" West Coast experience. 

Arahura Greenstone Tours
PH: 03 755 6937 E: FREEPH: 0800 545 055

Guided along the sacred Arahura River you will journey and learn the significance of Pounamu important to the Kati Waewae Hapu (West Coast Tribal Authority). Authentic Legends will be shared passed down through generations from the local Maori elders. Arahura Greenstone tour is an unique culture, finding, carving experience.  Find and make your own piece of New Zealand History on the last private river on earth.

Hokitika i-SITE Visitor Centre

PH: (03) 755 6166 E:

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.

West Coast Scenic Waterways
PH: (03) 429 2322 E: MOBILE: 027 430 1777
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.
Scheduled to begin operation December 2016

Eco Rafting Adventures
PH: 03 755 4254 E:

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.

Hokitika Regent Theatre
PH: (03) 755 8101 E:

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 for movie session times, live shows, other events and online bookings.

The National Kiwi Centre
PH: (03) 755 5251 E:

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. Kiwi feed after eels at noon. 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.

Shantytown Heritage Park
PH: 03 762 6634 E: FREEPH: 0800 742 689

Step back in time to discover an all weather working heritage attraction. Legendary stories of pioneering West Coasters and early industrial technology are showcased through a range of exhibits and interactive activities in a recreated 1800’s village born of the gold rush era. Steam Train Rides, Gold Panning and Old Time photos are just some of the activities available.

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