Air tickets on New Zealand bound flights are quite popular among nature devotees, shoppers as well as adventure seekers, and Hokitika, the little township of West Coast Region meets all the expectations of the travellers. Here’s a guide to top five Must Do’s while here!


Hokitika, on the west coast of South Island in New Zealand, is a city that promises copious possibilities for everyone! From the snowy mountains to spectacular scenery, from eye-soothing landscapes to exotic beaches, and from never ending farmlands to lush green treetop walking path – the tiny township boasts an amazingly diverse geological formation. On the other hand, the unique culture and traditions, myriad fine dining and shopping options and a long list of ‘Things to Do’ tempt millions of tourists to reserve air tickets to visit this city from all over the world. Here are top five must do activities in this incredible holiday destination that promise a rewarding holiday to the tourists boarding flights to New Zealand!   The article discusses top five ‘must do’s while in this part of New Zealand that caters to various interests and tastes.

West Coast Treetops Walkway

Travellers contemplating to buy air tickets for an adventurous holiday in New Zealand, often take a tour to the West Coast Treetops Walkway. One can enjoy awe-inspiring scenery of Lake Mahinapua as well as snow covered Southern Alps, and encounter a wide range of birds in their natural habitat while taking a leisurely stroll up along the tree top. Recharge yourself at the cafe before climbing up the Hokitika Tower which is forty meters above the forest floor. 

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

Another most popular attraction among the nature lovers as well as adventure seekers disembarking flights in New Zealand, Punakaiki is famous for amazing natural rock formation. Only half an hour drive from Greymouth, this naturally beautiful place in the west Coast offers a breathtaking sight of Pancake Rocks and blowholes with the Tasman Sea as the backdrop. Apart from the picturesque view, travellers can go for night sky tours to witness the wonders of the universe through telescope. A Glow Worm Cave Tour is another popular expedition that travellers to New Zealand take up and a number of tour operators offer tickets for a captivating tour of the place.

Fox Glacier Scenic Flights

Witness the exceptionally mesmerising sight of the sky kissing mountain peaks of New Zealand from the sky. You can book your scenic flights tour from Hokitika Airport and the stunning topography of Southern Alps including Mount Cook, various ice caves, snowy landscapes and Fox Glacier is every bit worth the cost of the tickets. Although flights depart every day, it is better to book tickets early as the tour is high in demand.  Tourists can add more thrills to their trip of this spectacular part of New Zealand by trying their hands on ‘Heli Hike’ where they can land on the glacier on their own.

Hit the Rapids

Hokitika and the surrounding region are no less than paradise for white water rafters across the world as there are plenty of opportunities to experience the enthralling water sports with various rivers, dropping down from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. Enjoy the crystal clear water, wonderful gorges, and eye-catching bush while going for level 1 and level 2 rafting or kayaking. If you are looking for some more excitement, you can opt for Hell Runs through vertical gorges.

Souvenir Shopping

Hokitika is also very popular among the shopaholics buying air tickets to this tiny country. Shoppers can buy the iconic jade carvings (precious greenstone), various gifts such as gold nuggets, art glasses, handicrafts and glass beads from various stores in Hokitika before boarding flights back home. One can take a free guided tour to the Mountain Jade to learn about the history and manufacture of the greenstone products and witness skilled jade carvers of New Zealand.

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