Local Attractions

Here at Hokitika Cycles and Sportsworld we have a lot to offer to help you make your stay in Hokitika enjoyable so you leave with long lasting memories.  

cyclist heading to Hokitika Beach

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS (http://www.hokitika.org/)

Hokitika is a cool little town. Set on the beachfront where you can sit, eat, relax and then take a stroll through the shopping centre, chat to the locals and take home a reminder of our beautiful beachside town. See Aoraki/Mt Cook on a clear day too!

Head out to the unbelievable turquiose waters of the Hokitika Gorge. With its pristine river and great fishing, its a good idea to take your lunch, once you're out there you won't want to leave.

After dinner why not watch a movie in one of the local theatres then when its nice and dark grab your torch and head to the Glow Worm dell at the North Entrance to town.

Cycling

cycle trail 1 WESTLAND WILDERNESS TRAIL
 Hokitika is the Hub of the West Coast Wilderness Trail, Situated right in the middle and makes   entry and exit points, accommodation and Entertainment easily accessible. 

 Book your bike hire and spend a day or 4 exploring the beauty of the heart of Westland. 
 Trails are suitable for all ages and abilities.

ResizedImage667392-IMG10991MOUNTAIN BIKE SINGLE TRACKS (http://westlandmtbclub.co.nz/)
There are many Mountain Bike Tracks for the more adventurous. 
Various Graded Tracks are available throughout the district.
Local knowledge is a bonus and respect for our pristine forests is a must. We have the Westland Mountain Bike Club memberships and the Blue Spur trail maps available instore.

Lakes

 LAKE KANIERE
Lake Kaniere is a popular spot for water sports, camping, fishing, walking tracks and a day out picnicking while the kids go for a swim. Located 19kms East of Hokitika it is a lovely ride on a bike. Make it a day trip and do a couple of walks on your way. Mount Tahua isn't for the faint hearted but very worth the climb (1125m).
For overnight accomodation, try the Hokitika Angling Club Bach. Its recently been upgraded and sleeps up to 8 people.

Click here to make a booking.

 LAKE MAHINAPUA
Lake Mahinapua is located 10 Mins South of Hokitika. Take an Easy Bike ride or drive along the scenic State Highway to the Lake. There's a Picnic Area, DOC Camping ground, recreational Boating, Fishing and 4 walking tracks. Paddle Boat Cruises run daily,paddling down Mahinapua Creek to the lake and return, White Herons are frequent visitors and in the summer the Creek is laden with Lilly Flowers.

Activities

BEACHFRONT/HISTORICAL WALKWAY http://www.hokitika.org/
Hokitika is situated right on the beach front. Look out for driftwood sculptures that appear regularly, walk the Historical walkway that meanders around the perimeter of the town stopping to see the breathtaking views while sitting on the strategically placed artistic seats.
 
kiwiTHE NATIONAL KIWI CENTRE (http://www.thenationalkiwicentre.co.nz/)
Not only real live Kiwis, come and see New Zealand's real live Dinosaur, the Tuatara. Meet and feed our 100+ year old Eels by hand. Discover West Coast Whitebait, Crayfish, and many more...
 
regentHOKITIKA REGENT THEATRE (http://hokitikaregent.com/)
The refurbished Art Deco Theatre and Milk bar has the latest in digital projector Technology. Experience 3D Movies and incredible surround sound. Blockbuster movies, live shows and other events are happening regularly.
 
doc-approved-130DOC WALKING TRACKS (http://doc.govt.nz/)
Hokitika and its surrounds are filled with walking tracks. Whether you enjoy easy walks or prefer a challenge which can include multi day walks, Hokitika can cater for everyone.
 
WEST COAST HISTORICAL MUSEUM (http://www.hokitikamuseum.co.nz)
Life in the Goldfields is preserved as original artifacts and relics. Watch the Audio Visual display that captures the lives, hardships and dreams of those who came searching for gold.
 

WILDERNESS WINGS (http://www.widernesswings.co.nz)
Pop up to the airport which overlooks town and book a flight to get an aerial view of how beautiful Westland really is. Mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, sea and plenty of untouched forest. 

RETAIL THERAPY
If retail therapy is what you need take a stroll through the town. There is something for everyone. Bikes, Sporting goods, Fishing, Gold, Jade/Greenstone, Souvenirs, the list goes on...
 
WHITEBAITING
The West Coast is world renowned for the elusive delicacy the locals like to call Whitebait. Try your hand at catching your own or experience the divine Cuisine at our local Restaurants.
 
fishFISHING
Westland has a lot of pristine lakes around the area filled with Trout, Perch and Salmon. Most lakes surprising the lucky fisherman with some good sized catches. But of course a true fisherman never tells!
 
WESTCOAST TREETOP WALKWAY http://treetopsnz.com/
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 20 metres high and over 450 metres long.
Walk through the Treetops, smell the fresh air and listen to the Native wildlife. A very exciting adventure in the making... 

Heading South

ROSS:  Once your visit to Hokitika has come to an end we suggest heading South towards the Glaciers.
Pan for Gold at the Ross Goldfields Information and Heritage Centre and spend some time walking the local tracks and enjoying the laid back atmosphere of the locals.
The West Coast Wilderness Trail will eventually be ending in Ross. 
 
HARI HARI:  Head South to Hari Hari, Lake Ianthe is a favourite fishing spot. Stop at the Hari Hari Motor Inn for lunch, I hear they have a great Family Restaurant and Menu. While your there pop over the road and walk the Wilberg Track. Better still stay the night and walk the track in the dark to see all the Glow Worms. http://www.hariharimotorinn.com/index.html
 
WHATAROA:  Whataroa is the next town, In Season the White Heron Sanctuary Tour is not to be missed.
A unique experience to New Zealand's only Kotuku (White Heron) nesting site, in the Waitangi Roto Nature reserve, the Kotuku Ngutu Papa (Royal Spoonbill) also nests here. http://www.visit-newzealand.co.nz/westcoast/whataroa.html
 
FRANZ JOSEF:  20 minutes past Whataroa is Franz Josef, A vibrant town right next to the Franz Josef Glacier. We recommend taking a Helicopter ride and seeing it from above... magnificent.

The Rain Forest Retreat Hot pools and the West Coast Wildlife Centre are no to be missed.  http://www.glaciercountry.co.nz/

FOX GLACIER:  Then onto Fox Glacier, Take a guided walk onto the ice. Walk around Lake Matheson,Its one of New Zealand's most scenic attractions. Have you ever tried Sky Diving? Well this is the place to do it. http://www.foxglaciertourism.co.nz

Location

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33 Tancred Street Hokitika

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm 
Sat - 9am to 5pm (Summer) 9am to 12:30pm (Winter) or after hours bike hire available
Sun - After hours bike hire available.

Phone: 03 755 8662
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