Our attraction opened its doors on December 15th, 2012, and developed on what was once farmland.
It only took five months from excavation to opening to complete the construction of the Walkway. The Walkway was manufactured in Australia, then brought to the West Coast, and assembled using cranes and 13,500 bolts, taking only six weeks to put it all together.
Experience the thrill of our 425m long West Coast Tower Zipline, reaching speeds of over 60km/hr and standing at the height of 45m or 15 storeys above the ground, with a ride time of 40 seconds.
The West Coast Tree Top Walk and Tower Zipline is suitable for ages 6 to 106 and is an exciting, educational and must-do attraction for any traveller.
The West Coast Treetop Walk is a must-visit destination just a 15-minute drive south of Hokitika, renowned for its Jade.
Immerse yourself in the temperate rainforest and take in the stunning views of the West Coast of New Zealand.
This one-of-a-kind experience allows you to see the rainforest from a unique perspective as you stroll along the Mahinapua spring boardwalk, swaying in harmony with the forest and catching glimpses of Lake Mahinupua through the diverse foliage.
For an adrenaline rush, climb to the top of the 40-meter-tall Hokitika Tower and marvel at the stunning vista of the Southern Alps, Tasman Sea, and Lake Mahinupua.
Take a leisurely 45-minute to one-hour stroll along a 20-meter-high, 450-meter-long steel platform that offers easy access for all and breathtaking views of the canopy ecosystems. Soak in the bird song and “hear the quiet” while experiencing life high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy.
Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits! Umbrella rentals and ponchos are available for protection.
After your walk, refuel at the Treetops Walkway Mahinupua Cafe. Enjoy a meal in the al fresco dining area while taking in the view, or sample the local cuisine in the licensed cafe, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Johnnies Creek. Before you leave, visit the visitor information centre and browse the gift shop for a souvenir of your experience.