Hokitika is centrally located on the West Coast and a comfortable drive from Christchurch, Nelson and Wanaka.
Air NZ fly in 4 times a day, and the arty town with its fantastic sunsets and great restaurants is the ideal place to base yourself to explore:
- the pancake rocks at Punakaiki (1hr away)
- Franz Josef Glacier ( 1.5 hours away)
- Shanty Town ( 20mins away)
- and access to and from the Tranz Alpine Train 30 mins away in Greymouth.
The new 'Tree Top Walkway' is open and is located just south of Hokitika near Lake Mahinapua, with spectacular views of the Lake and the Southern Alps while having the uniqueness of being amongst the very tops of the ancient rainforest canopy.