Welcome to Hokitika
Welcome to Hokitika, the cool little town. It's a place to have a holiday like you used to have...but with better coffee.
Why are we cool?
Hokitika is the only beachside, full-service town centre on the West Coast. It's easy to walk around too.
You can easily experience the vibrant art, culture and heritage of Hokitika firsthand. Many artists have their workshops in town and there are numerous ways to relive the old days.
Hokitika has great bars, cafes and restaurants in town with local delicacies and good coffee on offer.
Nature is at your doorstep with mountains, rivers and beach surrounding the town. There is plenty to see and do.
Hokitika has a friendly, comfortable place for you to stay...and many are in stunning locations.
Hokitika is a great base for your wider West Coast holiday. Do day trips to Punakaiki and the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.
It's easy getting to Hokitika. It's only 3 hours driving from Christchurch and it is the only airport serviced by AirNZ on the West Coast.
For those that don't want to drive in winter, take a bus, plane or train. For those that want a scenic drive, we have tips on winter driving and links to current road conditions.
Click here for more details.
What's On in Hokitika
See what is happening around the Hokitika community. Fun events, coffee mornings, classes and much more are listed on the What's On in Hokitika Calendar. Add your own event by sending your information here.
This Week's Weather Forecast
A local weather observer gives us a weekly weather forecast.
The Weather: mainly fine day throughout apart from a few isolated showers - more frequent south of the Glaciers. Tuesday fine. On Wednesday cloud increases but it remains dry until midday or early afternoon; rain sets in mid-afternoon with fresh north-easterlies. Thursday a few showers; Friday further rain which could be heavy. Next weekend is looking like cool showery south-westerlies.
Posted by The Coasters Club on 15 August