Westcoast Treetop Walk & Tower Zipline

Westcoast Treetop Walk & Tower Zipline

Westcoast Treetop Walk & Tower Zipline
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
About
Welcome to the West Coast Treetop Walk and Tower Zipline! Our attraction opened its doors on December 15th, 2012, and was built on what was once farmland. It only took 5 months from excavation to opening to complete the construction of the Walkway. The Walkway was made in Australia and then brought to the West Coast and assembled using cranes and 13,500 bolts, taking only 6 weeks to put it all together. Our structure is based on four previous structures designed by the same engineer and architect team. These other structures include the Valley of the Giants, Tahune, Otway Fly, and Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, all located in Australia. Experience the thrill of our 425m long West Coast Tower Zipline, reaching speeds of over 60km/hr and standing at a 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 traveler.
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  • Jan R
    210 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.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 29, 2023
  • ChristchurchJules
    108 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.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 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.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
  • PDWEB
    Auckland Central, New Zealand23 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.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 9, 2024
  • OxfordAardvark
    37 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.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 14, 2024
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK2,427 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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OxfordAardvark
Oxford, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
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
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20jag20
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 5, 2024
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Sha2016
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A remarkable engineering feat & totally recommend the experience. Being amongst the forest and looking down at the forest floor is a unique way of seeing the flora & fauna.
Written February 29, 2024
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Explore06963209873
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was a great walk among the trees well set out and a great place to take lots of photos. The walk up to the tree top platform wasnt as bad as I thought it would be and managed it with no problem. well recommend to do while staying in Hokitika.
Written January 30, 2024
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Roving63999314805
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Treetop Walkway is an incredible experience!! My elderly mother is in a wheelchair, and we were taken to the start of the walkway in a buggy and picked up again an agreed time. Absolutely amazing, especially for Mum!! The weather was stunning, the views were stunning, and the whole experience was breathtaking!
Written January 28, 2024
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Bontaks
Sydney, Australia657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We opted to go for the zipline experience as well as the tree top walk – both were a lovely way to spend some time in this part of the South Island. We chose to complete the walk before doing the ziplining which was a good choice, especially as we were early in the morning, so there were less people around up in the tree tops. When we arrived to check in for the zipline, we were told that things were a little delayed due to a staff member having to leave because they were unwell. I was really impressed with the professionalism of the young woman working hard to do the job of two people in briefing and kitting up the groups and doing her best to keep to the schedule. Shame that some guests were less than charming, patient and gracious considering the situation. Safety is a priority for staff in every step of this process, for which we were grateful. This is an excellent zipline for both those new to this type of adventure and those more experienced.
BONTAKS TRAVELS
Written January 22, 2024
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PDWEB
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
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 10, 2024
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
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
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Passenger26658453549
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
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 6, 2024
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Westcoast Treetop Walk & Tower Zipline admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $19.84, while a popular guided tour starts around $64.31 per person.



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