Lake Mahinapua 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.
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.
The Mahinapua Cafe is the perfect place to relax after your Treetop Walk. Set in beautiful bush our licensed cafe is a great place to enjoy our tasty snacks and freshly prepared meals.
** Children under 5 years old are free