Westcoast Treetop Walk & Cafe, Hokitika

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See the ancient rimu forest near Hokitika from Westcoast Treetop Walk & Cafe, offering visitors plenty of chances for panoramic photographs and thrilling heights. This popular tourist attraction features a 450 m (1,500 ft) long elevated walkway, passing close to the crowns of mature rimu trees and sitting high above smaller tree ferns. Your heart may beat a little faster as you walk out on the gently swaying cantilever that extends into the lush forest canopy. A viewing tower offers additional views of the Southern Alps from a height of 40 m (131 ft) above ground. The cafe includes an alfresco dining area that serves up light breakfasts and hearty lunches. If traveling with young ones, note that the fully enclosed walkway is safe for children and stroller-accessible. Put Westcoast Treetop Walk & Cafe into our Hokitika trip itinerary site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hokitika.
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Westcoast Treetop Walk & Cafe Reviews
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  • October 12, 2017
    We were impressed with the setup here which would have cost a lot to build and is in a nice setting, but as a Kiwi who has spent time in the bush I found this to be too expensive for what it was. Ther...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    I'm a 'greenie' who doesn't believe in making natural areas into tourist traps BUT this treetop walk won me over, and I now think there IS a place for this kind of attraction. Not everyone is fit enou...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Awesome expeience to view the forrest from above. Walk was flat and easy and access is via a golf cart for anyone with mobility issues. Higher viewing platform access via stairs.  more »
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  • March 21, 2017
    First of all, this walk is not really worth the full price, so I would recommend keeping an eye on websites like bookme.co.nz to get a deal. Generally the walk is pretty nice and it's very well constructed. I imagine it only gets better as the forest grows and recovers from the instalation of the structure. There is some good information about native plants and wildlife and the opportunity to see some native birds. The cafe (which is not in the treetops 🙁) serves the usual coffee and cabinet food, however the coffee isn't great.
  • September 6, 2017
    If your going to have a business that clearly states a closing time, please stick to it. We turned up at 3.25 to a closed gate saying closed at 3.15, your FB page wasn't altered to alert potential customers that you were not staying open until 5...timewasters!
  • June 8, 2017
    Great views and concept. Needs more info on the trail and bird feeders. Not for the feint of heart if you don't like heights or shaky ground. The tower is worth the stairs, and the hanging platform is quite the adventure!
  • September 22, 2017
    Amazing treetop walk with stunning views. Good souvenir shop with small cafe.
  • June 4, 2017
    Just did the walk today in sunshine despite being June. The walk was very well laid out with lots of helpful info. Great 360degree views and at a reasonable price.

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