Tree Tops

One of the walkways with the lake
One of the walkways with the lake

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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Chris and Madam on the tour
Chris and Madam on the tour
Chris and Madam on the walkways
Chris and Madam on the walkways
The view of the lake
The view of the lake
The two in red on the walkways
The two in red on the walkways

There is also a tower with is about 60 odd metres up which look out over a lake and the sea.

The huge tower with Madam in the red
The huge tower with Madam in the red

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!

4 thoughts on “Tree Tops”

  1. The walkway looks amazing. We understand it is a bit pricey at about $30 or so. Would you say it was good value for the cost? Guess you don’t rush, just take your time and enjoy the experience, then visit the cafe afterwards to get your breath back.

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    1. I don’t think it’s too bad at the price. Once you see it, you can only imagine what it would have cost to set up.
      It’s the sort of thing that you would only do once unless they significantly changed something or upgraded it some how. Definitely worth doing though!

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