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Best things to do in Ruatapu

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cafe
“the Tree Top walk and café is an excellent place to eat and walk, it is worth the visit, 15 minutes south of Hokitika, it is all sign posted.”
15local recommendations
Natural Feature
“Lake Mahinapua is about 10km south of Hokitika, walk out onto the jetty to take photos and view the beautiful Southern Alps. This is worth the visit.”
11local recommendations
Bar
“Stations Inn is an award wining restaurant on your door step, 2 minute drive or 10 minute bush walk ”
6local recommendations
Bar
“Local hotel - 12 minute drive from us... Have a 2 for 1 special on a Tuesday night.... Check out their website for special nights etc....”
6local recommendations
Bar
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“A traditional West Coast pub. Warm fire and warm people. Great NZ pub food. Sunday roasts.”
2local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Highly recommended activity in Hokitika. Great value for money. One of my favourite activities here. Take some food and a bottle of wine and admire the stunning scenery.”
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Point of Interest
“Private tour guide with extensive local knowledge. I highly recommend this 5 star service.”
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Cafe
“It is the only one in the country and is on our doorstep. 250m from our gate to their entrance. Can't get any closer”
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Bar
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“Sunday night is Jam Night which can be very cool at times.. It is also Sunday Roast night.. but suggest you book to be sure and get there early.. like 6pm ish.. they are not very good at keeping things hot.. Call to book. (03) 755-8909”
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Lodging
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Route
“(Mananui Tramline) Lovely scenic walk, recently upgraded and now part of the cycle trail. Historic interest.”
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Cave
“Still a rather secret spot. Here you can get close up. Take your torch but turn it off and keep very quiet....”
1local recommendations
Point of Interest
Natural Feature
“Take some fish & chips or a picnic and eat on the Tambo boat. Take a fishing rod down to the river mouth and catch a kahawhai!”
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Street Address
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Route
“Absolutely stunning walk around a historic area, just along the road from #bigheartbeach I can drop you off and pick you up if available. Also good for cycling ”
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