NZ treetop walk

This item appears on page 37 of the April 2018 issue.

On the shore of Lake Mahinapua, outside of Hokitika on New Zealand’s South Island, visitors can walk on a suspended walkway between trees at the West Coast Treetop Walkway (1128 Woodstock-Rimu Road, Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand; phone +64 0508 8733 8677,

For people with mobility issues, entry to the 60-foot-high, 1,476-foot-long walkway is via ramps, but a tower more than 130 feet high at one end is accessible only by stairs.

Summer hours (last Sunday in September to first Saturday in April), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Winter (first Sunday in April to first Saturday in September), 9-4. NZD32 (near $23) adult, NZD29 senior or NZD16 child. An on-site café serves breakfast and lunch.