The Walkway

Book online save 10%The Walkways are wheelchair and pram friendly. Parents can let their children roam freely (whilst under direct supervision) as the walkways are completely enclosed to ensure their safety.


Thrill seekers will feel their hearts pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of Hokitika Tower 40 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow capped Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea.


Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage.


A short 3-5 minute bush walk from the cafe takes you to the start of the Treetop Walk. A shuttle is also available if required for those with limited mobility.
Wheelchair access: we can provide assistance to the start of the structure for those in wheelchairs that are able to transfer into our golf cart. Motorised wheelchairs are able access the entire walkway.
No dogs allowed.

Treetops Walkway

Lake Mahinapua

Lake Mahināpua is one of the finest spots around Hokitika for a day out or a quiet afternoon. The scenic reserve was gazetted in 1907 and provides a forested margin around the lake. The lake was once a coastal lagoon, but with the build up of coastal dune systems, became a shallow inland lake.

Day Pass Prices


Adult – $32
Senior (60+) – $29
Students – $29
Children (5-15) – $16
Family – $77 (2 x adult + 2 x children)

Annual pass

Adult – $32
Seniors – $29
Students – $29
Child – $16
Family – $77 (2 x adult + 2 x children)

Opening hours

Summer hours are 9am to 5pm with last admissions at 4:15pm (Summer is from the last Sunday in September to the first Saturday in May).
Winter hours are 9am to 4pm with last admissions at 3:15pm (Winter is from the first Sunday in May to the last Saturday in September).

In the event of extreme weather conditions, ie. high winds, thunder storms; the walkway may be closed for periods of time.

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