About Us

About Us

Kia ora - Welcome

Let us show you around our piece of paradise and tell you a little bit about us, what we do and why we love the West Coast. We offer specialized, informative, sightseeing tours and transport to any destination or attraction you would like to visit here on the West Coast. Alongside our half-day, full-day or multi-day tours, we can also create your very own personal tour to suit your travel plans. We are a personal, safe and friendly tour and transport service, right here, in Hokitika - the heart of Westland, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.

Meet Rachel, Owner & Lead Guide

Welcome to my home. I am a local Kiwi who has lived and worked on the West Coast for 35 years within the Tourism and Hospitality industries. Hokitika Scenic Tours was established in 2004 and I have been lucky to meet so many wonderful people in that time. We now have several wonderful tour guides who love to share what we have to offer in our beautiful region - and we look forward to meeting you too.

Rachel and a tour group on the Hokitika Gorge Tour
Treetop Walkway in Hokitika - a must do thing to do on the West Coast

Eco friendly & Responsibly green

This is my home - I was lucky enough to raise a family here on the West Coast. We always encouraged our son and now our grandchildren to appreciate our beautiful surroundings and to know how lucky we are to live in such a unique and special part of the world. To leave only our footprints when we explore our scenic wonderland and to respect and care for the environment always. Here's to the next generation may you be as lucky as us!

Our aim is to make lifelong memories while on tour

We work alongside local operators to provide unique tour opportunities that are not only scenic, but cultural and educational, for those visiting our region of the West Coast. This includes highlighting the untamed natural wilderness with informative history and stories of 18th century Maori and European settlement in the 1860s to the present day. We visit rivers, lakes, native rainforests, mountains, gorges that connect with the original Greenstone trails of the Maori people. This being amongst the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer.

Happy travellers on our Hokitika Gorge guided tour
"Our family enjoyed an amazing time in Hokitika with special thanks to Rachel and her team at Hokitika Scenic Tours. Rachel went out of her way to source accommodation for our family of 2 adults and 4 young children, at short notice before the Easter period.

We traveled via the Tranz Alpine from Chch to Greymouth on arrival in Greymouth Rachel picked us up & drove us to Shantytown, the following days we had another great driver Gary, who our children adored. He was extremely accomodating and went out of his way to make sure we where all good, even supplying bug repellent for us at the Hokitika Gorge walkway & often stoping to show us the history of Hokitika, we really appreciated all that they showed us and I can only recommend getting in touch with this great team of people to have a memorable holiday on the coast πŸ˜€

On our departure from Hokitika we where taken back to Greymouth to board the train, for ourselves and the children it was like saying see you later to a great friend we hope to see again soon. πŸ˜€"
Nina Strijland