South of Hokitika off the main road is Tree Tops. It’s an amazing set of elevated walkways in the trees supported by poles. They’re about 20-30 metres off the ground set up as bridges between platforms.
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There is also a tower with is about 60 odd metres up which look out over a lake and the sea.
All the trees and bird life have little explanation boards at each stop and it’s all very well thought out. There is quite a big cafe there and plenty of parking for Motorhomes.
After years of climbing high things and going to stupid places to get pictures as a newspaper photographer, even up to the top of fuel silos, I couldn’t do the high tower at tree tops. Just the thought of that little bit if metal and a few bolts for each step gave me the willys. I’m sure it’s quite safe, just me! Funny how you don’t think about these things when you’re young and silly😃
We left there and parked in the NZMCA’s park by the Hokitika bridge.
Another great night with some unusually great west coast weather!