Cowboy Paradise


Cowboy Paradise is a unique place to start and finish your Wilderness trail ride. Mike and his friendly team give you the sense of the real cowboy life. Try your skills at target shooting. Quench the thirst and relax in the newly renovated Saloon while indulging on the majestic views of the Arahura Valley.

Various accommodation available, from the rustic bunkrooms to the newly built luxury cabins. In first instance please phone (03) 280 9559

Hurunui Jacks


Hurunui Jacks is a secluded property nestled in native bush and virgin forest with the Kaniere River and the historic Kaniere Water Race as the North and South boundaries.

It has its own private lake (you can feed the eels!) and offers two accommodation options – The Nest (sleeps 3), a cosy fully self-contained cabin with outside bath, and the very private Luxury Tent, (sleeps up to 4), located close to the river, fully furnished and complete with proper bed with crisp white linen, outdoor bath, braziers, and quirky fully equipped kitchen/bathroom ‘hut’.

Rimu Lodge


Rimu Lodge gazes out across the Hokitika River, across farmland and to the mountains beyond. You will be immediately struck by the absolute silence and the sheer majesty of the surroundings. A land that time has forgotten where you can truly relax and take in the splendour of native New Zealand bush, snow clad mountains and the Hokitika River running through fertile farmlands. Rimu Lodge is this place.

Four individually designed ensuite guest rooms take maximum advantage of the wonderful river and mountain views. A large outside deck entices the guests to relax and enjoy the sun and native birdsong in the bush surrounding the lodge or inside the great room with the open fire. ‘The perfect retreat.”

154 Kaniere Road Accommodation


We are a small secluded rural homestead and accommodation complex, set on a 3.4 hectare lifestyle property. Riverview is located 3.5km from Hokitika Town Centre on the road to the Hokitika Gorge, Lake Kaniere & West Coast Treetop Walkway. Set along the trail and next to the Hokitika river, the only sound you’ll hear in the morning is the local birdlife and our farm animals.

We offer a variety of accommodation options. There are four cabin bedrooms, a double, twin, family room (sleeps 4), and family room (sleeps 5). Bike and pet friendly.

Lake Kaniere

Hokitika Angling Club

  • Newly renovated holiday home located close to Lake Kaniere.
  • Spacious living area and plenty of room to move, just a 2 minute walk from the lake.
  • Fully self contained with 2 bedrooms which sleep up to 10 people.
  • The perfect spot to base your daily rides for the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

For enquiries, please email hokitikaanglingclub@gmail.com


Here are some activities for you to do in and around Kaniere/Milltown.


Dorothy Falls

Time: 2 min one way

About 3.5 km from Hans Bay along Dorothy Falls Road, a short walk leads to the base of Dorothy Falls – a lovely spot for a refreshing dip.

Dorothy Creek Beach Walk

Time: 5 min one way, Distance: 250m

Opposite Dorothy Falls another short five minute track takes you to the lake edge.

Great fishing and Picnic Spot

Sunny Bight

At the north western end of the lake. Picnic tables, toilets, short walk through Kahikatea Forest, grassy area and a pebble beach. The Lake Kaniere Walkway starts here too.

Kahikatea Forest Walk

(Easy, 10 min loop)

This walk follows the Sunny Bight Creek and passes through virgin kahikatea forest and over a flax swamp. The track starts at the Sunny Bight picnic area at the north end of the lake.

Lake Kaniere Walkway

(Moderate, 4 hours one way with no stops)

This track follows the western shores of the lake passing through lakeside forest, over streams and next to beaches. You can start either at the southern end of the lake, near Lake Kaniere Lodge or at the northern end at Sunny Bight.

There are many picturesque bays, numerous forest streams and lush lakeside forest. A lookout point over the lake is offered part way up Mt Upright/Te Taumata o Uekanaku. The walkway emerges at the southern end of the lake on the Dorothy Falls Road. Open to Mountain bikers.

Hokitika Cycles & Sportsworld