Where to feed wild eels for free in Hokitika

Tourism West Coast
Oct. 12, 2018

Exploring Kiwis share their experience of Hokitika and feeding the wild eels:

"The perfect New Zealand holiday to me is one that strikes the ideal balance. Nature and city. People and animals. Fast and slow. Bucket-list-worthy and cheap-n-cheerful. It’s authentically Kiwi and leaves you reminiscing about all the fun you had.

The West Coast of New Zealand offers exactly that!

In particular, we fell head over heels in love with the little seaside town of Hokitika. It’s arty, incredibly gorgeous and reminds me a little of what my home town used to feel like 30 years ago.

Above all else though (and there’s plenty in Hokitika to be proud of), it has glow worms by the droves and a bunch of friendly eels ready for you to feed – all for free!

We know travelling can be expensive and that having a couple of budget-friendly options up your sleeve can really help.

Make one of those activities an adventure just slightly out of town to feed the local freshwater eels – you’ll feel like a real Kiwi in no time!"