See & Do

Rimu / Woodstock

Rimu and Woodstock are just inland and on the South side of the Hokitika river. 

  • A good half day tourist scenic drive is to head through Woodstock, stop at the Rimu Point Lookout, walk the treetops at Rimu and then head back to Hokitika via the coast and Lake Mahinapua.  
  • A wonderful view can be had at Rimu Point Lookout overlooking the river and the surrounding mountains. A short walk there has information panels about the history of the area. 
  • Woodstock also has great views of the Hokitika River. It is best known for being the location of the annual Woodstock Rally, a must on the NZ motorcycle rally circuit and key Hokitika event.  

Browse the listings below to learn more about Rimu and Woodstock.

See & Do


Date : 29 -31 Jan 2018
LOCATION : Rimu / Woodstock

This is run annually by the West Coast Touring Motorcycle Club and has become a premier event on the motorcycle touring curcuit. Participants camp onsite and enjoy food stalls, free tea & coffee, live entertainment and a no attitudes allowed environment. 

Rimu Lookout - Walk and Scenic Lookout

LOCATION : Rimu / Woodstock

Time: 1 hour loop walk.
Access: Carpark at the top of Rimu Hill, 4km over Kaniere Bridge.
Features: Panoramic views of the Hokitika valley, and access to displays on the gold mining heritage of the area.


Hokitika Holiday Park
PH: (03) 755 7754 E: MOBILE: 027 202 6196

Quiet rural setting. Tent, caravan & campervan sites available as well as standard cabins (linen and towels are not provided but can be hired). Facilities include toilets, hot showers, kitchen, dining areas & BBQ shelters. Playground for children & adults, a volleyball court and a basketball court is coming. Queen room, a bunk room for 4 or 6 people, and a family bunk room with a queen bed & 5 single beds available. Free wifi included.

Rimu Lodge
PH: (03) 755 5255 E:

Architecturally designed boutique lodge overlooking Hokitika River, combining elegance & beautiful surroundings. Rooms stylish & tastefully decorated, all with en-suites. Relaxation assured, perfect retreat surrounded by warmth, beauty & ambience, free wireless available. Enjoy reading or just relaxing on the large deck.

Paramata Lodge
PH: (03) 755 4250 E:

Our sophisticated eco lodge has three luxury suites 35km south of Hokitika towards the glaciers. In a beautiful forest setting by remote sandy beach, peace, fine dining, and wildlife discovery combine. We are 3 hours drive from Christchurch airport and located between West Coast's best-known scenic attractions.

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