Hokitika Tours
West Coast Tree Top Walk Experience
4.5

West Coast Tree Top Walk Experience

By Westcoast Treetop Walk & Tower Zipline
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Ages 0-99, max of 200 per group
Duration: 45m
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: Chinese, English
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  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44762P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to extreme weather, and we have to close we will offer an alternative day or full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44762P1

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  • Westcoast Treetop Walk & Tower Zipline
    836
    Hokitika, New Zealand
    Joined in December 2012
  • K2115LOshirleys
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient forest come to life with a walk and a zip!
    A fun way to visit some of the ancient forests surrounding Hokitika. Views were spectacular. It was nice to be able to walk near the top of the forest and looking down for a change. You can really see all the life that exists in the trees when you are at eye level with them. Something you cannot appreciate when down on the ground looking up. It was great to end the walk with a zipline down to the visitor center.
    Written April 21, 2024
  • OxfordAardvark
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to see more of the local wildlife and bush
    We came across this site when on a tour of NZ South Island, and took a diversion from the main coast road to see what it offered. It's a 20 m high treetop walk through native forest. The walkways are all very new, and very safe. Both of us are a little nervous of heights, and it is high enough to make your pulse race for a while. The higher 45m viewing platform isn't for the faint-hearted, especially the external spiral staircase going up to it. Only one of us managed this....., is was worth it though. Overall this was an interesting and worthwhile diversion, and we would recommend. if you're brave enough there is a zip-line from the 45m platform, but I think you need to book this specifically.
    Written March 14, 2024
  • 20jag20
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treetop walk
    Bad weather had closed the zip line but we walked around the track. There were still good views and interesting things to see. The cafe had delicious food and friendly staff.
    Written March 4, 2024
  • PDWEB
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average tree top walk
    Nice place and the treetop walk is really well set up but underwhelming for the price paid. We paid $94 for the family and it’s really only worth half that. It was over before we knew it. A free hike to see the lake is a better option.
    Written January 9, 2024
  • 422iana
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk in the trees
    I was quite excited to do this activity while traveling down the West Coast. We got half-price tickets on bookme. To be fair, if I had paid full price I would have been disappointed if we had paid the full amount. There was some nice views but it was missing something.
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Passenger26658453549
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    mismanaged chaos
    From a paying customer i find this place so disgustingly mismanaged. There was no staff to cope with the amount of people passing though. When i asked for management, i was told he was on his days off. what manager leaves their staff to strugge through these busy times?! I have been here a few times and i have never seen such chaos. Staff were being shouted at by the public. it was very obvious that they were stressed and upset with the situation. The floors to the cafe are filthy,the toilets also and there seems to be very little caretaking of the place. There was a lovely English girl who assured us of our safety on the zipline and gave us an enjoyable experience.The girl inside 'Ellie' was very apologetic and did her best with the busy cafe and i watched as the chef came out to serve people who was also very stressed. Mangement should be ashamed!! I run my own buisness with staff and its sure to say that if this happened in my establishment, they would have all left by now! I hope this review makes a difference to those poor staff in future and you are sensible about hiring more staff over busy periods.
    Written January 5, 2024
  • 997priyap
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    DO NOT EAT AT THE TREETOP CAFE!!!!
    Treetop cafe gave us a terrible experience. Food was disgusting, the hollaindaise sauce had gone off, eggs were overcooked, pizza cheese had gone off as it had been sitting outside all day. Staff were really rude. We asked for a refund for our food they said they would give it to us and to sit down and they bring it over. We waited 30 mins and went to speak to them again. The woman in charge was extremely rude and had a really bad attitude, she argued with us in front of other customers, shaking her head and doing signs behind our back. DO NOT EAT HERE! The food made us sick.
    Written November 20, 2023
  • RachaelLutz
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!!
    Great zip lining experience!! Beautiful treetop tour!! Helpful in educating us about the area and zip lining. Great little cafe and gift shop.
    Written November 12, 2023
  • ChristchurchJules
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleased I challenged myself
    The 4/5 is actually a reflection on me and not the setup. I am scared of heights and found it very challenging. I was so focused on putting 1 foot in front of the other and holding on that I didn't appreciate the beauty of the setting. My husband stopped at each info point to read the fact sheet, but I just had to keep going. Once I got to the last section, I managed to relax and even walk back a bit to try and challenge myself more. I didn't go up the tower nor out onto the cantilever part, but my husband did. He loved it all. I had wrongly assumed that I would be amongst the trees, but most of it was quite open, and I just looked straight ahead or up. It's great that I could walk holding onto the sides, and the structure does feel very safe. The café, toilets, and shop are great and I just wish I wasn't so pathetic because obviously heaps of effort has been put into making this a top quality attraction.
    Written September 20, 2023
  • leoniem42
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The team at reception and with the lead up to the zip line part of the booking were friendly helpful and understanding.
    A magical experience walking above the trees. Stunning views across to snow covered mountains one way and across to the glittering blue lake the other way. Just beautiful. The information guide was excellent. Then the excitement of the zip line was brilliant. Such a calm capable team member to get me ready for an adrenaline packed life affirming ride through the trees. She was wonderful. I felt safe so I could appreciate the ride even mire. Loved the speed and sensation of flying. I thoroughly recommend this for all ages.
    Written September 8, 2023
  • nzp0ppy
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zipline - not working despite our phone call to confirm
    We phoned up the day before to book a zipline for two. The lady on the phone advised “no need to book, just visit tomorrow and you can do the zipline”. We said we will book online and she said “no, just turn up tomorrow and it will be fine”. So, we didnt have a car, so we biked from Hokitika to Treetops (40km return bike trip). When we got to the treetops they advised the zipline is closed because the manager isnt coming in today so its not going. We explained we rang up. And we were told it was probably the office lady who answered and doesnt know whats happening. And basically no one cared or were concerned. My advice is book and double check and triple check because it seems the left hand has no idea what the right hand was doing. Or you will get shafted like us, We were really disappointed and wouldnt have biked all the way if we had known.
    Written July 27, 2023
  • TRoulston
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Park Lane Mystery Tour Group
    22 of on visited on our Retirement Village Mystery Tour. Half did the Walkway only, the other half both Walkway and Zipline. Feedback from those travelling was 97% positive despite a bit of confusion around those doing the Zipline. We weren't told that when we had completed the walkway we needed to go back down to get rigged up for the Zipline. Once that was sorted it was all good. Also had lunch in the cafe, it was great. Overall experience very good. You have to do it
    Written June 27, 2023
  • Jedsmom
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seriously Delicious
    Out biking today and stopped at the West Coast Treetop Walkway and Cafe for our lunch stop. Was great to see it busy but always concerning too when ordering food. Wasn't an issue though, food came out in a timely manner. Coffee was great but the food - oh my gosh the food was soooooo delicious - did I mention soooo delicious! Three of us had the vege stack with side salad. A delightful union of flavours. Beautifully presented too. Service was with a smile. What more could you ask for. Thanks team. We'll be back.
    Written April 29, 2023
  • TriggerRosie
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic
    Absolutely magnificent, Everything about this walk is beautiful and amazing. The views are stunning. The added bonus was the new zip line experience. The most fun you can have with your pants on!!
    Written April 8, 2023
  • Warrick F
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great a must do
    It’s fun. One of the most professional attraction we have been on . The bloke who harnessed up and set us off on the zip line was so thorough and helpful as well as calming. Got to be a must on anyone’s trip. We had morning tea at the cafe. Nice people. Lovely fresh scones. The tree walk is excellent
    Written April 7, 2023
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Dreamer64988343039
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Wasn't impressed by the online 10% discount ($3.20) which was then eroded by a 50c booking fee - might be legal but I felt it was misleading. Not too many people there when I arrived, which was just as well, as the cafe and ticket till were next to each other so the queues for each got very confused and entangled. Free umbrellas sounded like a good idea but juggling umbrella, phone and reading the guide was a pain on the narrow walkways. I don't often get an attack of vertigo but the walkway provoked one with it's wobble and see-through metal grill; I definitely wouldn't recommend this for anyone even slightly nervous of heights. I'm sure the views are fantastic on a clear sunny day but I prefer looking at the tree tops from terra firma of the valley side or the base of the trees themselves.
Written April 26, 2021
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Rodman100
Wellington, New Zealand755 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Just south of Hokitika. The entrance fee of $32 is overpriced, a more realistic price would be $20. It is approx a 5 minute walk from the cafe to the start of the tree top walk which is 20 metres above the canopy, there is also a 47 metre tower you can climb with good views over the lake and surrounding Bush. The walk can take between 30 - 40 minutes depending on photo ops.
Written November 16, 2020
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dlh0ward
Greymouth, New Zealand10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We arrived at the Tree top Cafe at 12 minutes past three today (20th July 2020) to be greeted by the hostess as we opened the front door with "Can I help you?". We stepped in and asked for a cup of tea and something to eat. The food display cabinet was full of prepared food and a basket of scones sat next to the cash register, along with another i/2 price scones at the side of the food display sign, presumably yesterdays left overs. We were informed that we could order a drink but no food was available. We said that something out of the display cabinet would be great but told again food was no longer available due to the kitchen closing at 3pm. We reiterated the prepared food on display would be great and again was told the kitchen was closed only drinks available. We asked about a scone with our tea, but no - "no food after 3 but we could order a drink".
We were not asking for the chef to make something for us, just wanted refreshment from cabinet or at least a scone to eat. Not possible.
It was like a 'Monty Python' or 'Faulty Towers' skit - a counter assistant determined not to sell the food on display and three puzzled clients.
We left unhappy at the rude and unhelpful service and drove back into Hokitika to buy the delicious fish and chips at Porkies Fish & Chip shop (opposite info centre) and went and sat at the beach to eat them.
We live 100km north of the Tree Top Walk Experience and had come to visit the attraction, have afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday and experience the walk so we could return with visitors to share another West Coast adventure.
That will not be happening now as I would not wish to subject anyone else to such rudeness.
Dorothy Falls (near by at the side of Lake Kaniere) and a home made picnic will be the much preferred option.
Written July 20, 2020
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I have spoken to the staff that was on the day you came out. From what I can gather I think there was a misunderstanding around the Chef saying the kitchen was closed. The girl on the front counter is new and didn't realise that that only meant cooked food from the menu. If the cabinet food is still in the cabinet then it is definitely still for sale. The basket you sure on the counter that said dated stock 50% off wasn't scones it was power bars that were out of date. We never ever sell day old scones at 50% off. I was away on leave at the time of your visit but i have checked back on the cameras to make sure no one had put scones in the basket. I'm so sorry for your bad experience if you would like to contact me on 03 755 5052 Tuesday to Saturday ask for Vonnie I would like to invite you back.
Written August 1, 2020
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Moons
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The tree top walk is a nice walk being inside the tree line with some beautiful views out to the mountains. It would have been nice to see a whole lot more bird life, everything still seems to be a work in progress. It was $94 for 2 adults and 2 children which I thought was pricey compared to some other DOC walks in the area which are free. Looks like a zip line has been set up but not ready when we were there. Nice outdoor cafe area, however we didn’t stop to eat.
Written December 21, 2022
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Richard Downey
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Booked months before we came and arrived in the typical west coast rain. That being said there are plenty of umbrellas available on site and there is a great cafe for a hot bite and a drink to warm up after. Great self guided tour with tons to learn as you go.
Absolutely would come again!
Written August 23, 2022
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Alan S
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We have just come back from a wonderful morning at Tree tops. The views above the trees and over to the Alps were stunning and listening to the bird calls was great. They even provide transport to the walkway for those who are unable to walk up to the start. It provided a great amount of information on the forest and fauna as well as the birds found flying below you.
The café has great food at a reasonable price and with a open area for children to play while you are eating. They also have numerous children's toys there for the young ones to play with.

This is one place you should not miss when travelling the beautiful Westcoast.
Written October 9, 2020
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Danielle W
Brisbane Region, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Fun thing to do with the family. Interesting facts at each point. Our time there was a bit spoiled by a large tourist group that was very loud and pushy/rude (about 40 people). Also made climbing the stairs to the top point very squishy. Apart from that, we had a wonderful time. Well worth the time!!!
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank you for leaving feedback. I'm sorry your visit was spoiled by the large group. I'm pleased that you still enjoyed yourselves.
Written February 14, 2020
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Suzy Q
Palmerston North, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The cafe and tower staff were not only friendly but they shared our sense of awe about the beauty of the forest and what the walkway provides. The walkway is completely and utterly safe, so I could focus on the wonder and beauty of viewing the foresi, and the adjacent lake and Alps in the distance. To be honest it would have not been a rating of 5 if the weather was crappy. But we had still and full sunshine weather:⁠-⁠):⁠-⁠)
Written June 13, 2023
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Thankyou for your lovely review! We are all extremely passionate about our wonderland here. Thanks so much for visiting us and we are so pleased the West Coast put on some great weather for you :)
Written June 14, 2023
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Mumma&Co
Timaru, New Zealand6,779 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
An incredible feat of engineering but so expensive! Would have done the zipline but it's over $100 each for a very short, straight run!! All stops apart from the tower really are pretty much the same. Steep hike to the start of it with no shade. It is amazing just too expensive for what really is 15 minutes if you don't spend time reading all the signs etc.
Written January 13, 2023
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a lot higher than I thought so I found it a bit scary, but the views were amazing and it did feel quite safe.

The leaflet explaining what flora you were seeing was good and there was a nice cafe at the reception area.

I didn’t make it up the high tower as that was too much for me but I did enjoy the experience overall and I would do it again!

Costs about £17 each and takes about 30-40 minutes to go around.

There’s a fairly short uphill walk into the forest to get to the start.
Written April 5, 2024
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