Lake Mahinapua Hotel - Bar & Eating House

Welcome to the Lake Mahinapua Hotel – one of New Zealands most iconic and beloved historic hotels. Tucked between the beach and serene Lake Mahinapua located just 10 minutes south of Hokitika, this iconic property has been welcoming travellers since 1905. Note: Currently Closed Until September 2024


Note: Currently Closed Until September 2024

The Lake Mahinapua Hotel has been welcoming travelers since 1905 and has a heritage deeply rooted in the gold rush era where it originally served as a vital resting place for gold miners and travelers. It was owned by a Scotsman from Edinburgh who came to the West Coast as a miner and dredge worker in the late 1800s. The property holds fascinating stories of bygone days and continues to welcome guests from all over the world offering an array of lodging options, recreational activities and an onsite Bar & Eating House serving beverages, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7:30am.

Lake Mahinapua Hotel

We are located near the Wilderness Cycle Trail and have lockable bike racks.

Unwind and relax in the family-friendly communal spa pool, outdoor shower and garden courtyard which serves as the hub of the property with the Bar & Eating House.

Mornings never looked so good at Lake Mahinapua Hotel... Imagine waking up to the sound of the nearby ocean and taking your pick from our delightful coffee bar along with freshly prepared cabinet food to build your very own picnic hamper before heading off for a day at the beach or the lake.

In the evenings tuck into our West Coast-infused all-day menu in-house or order take-out and enjoy fresh blue cod & chips at the beach beside a bonfire as you witness an epic West Coast sunset.

Looking for some fun competition? We have a dedicated space for Pétanque, complete with all the necessary equipment.


Open 7 days from 11:00am-8:00pm

Invoice payments accepted

Can order a la carte or can also cater to requirements for large groups/functions


962 Ruatapu Road, Hokitika
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