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Welcome to Hokitika, the Place of Return.

Hokitika is our Cool Little Town situated on the West Coast, New Zealand. The West Coast celebrates untamed, natural wilderness, authentic experiences and friendly characters. Hokitika is all that and more. Come and explore Hokitika – ‘The Place of Return’.

Heritage

Rewind the clock and take in the rich history of our Cool Little Town.

Nature

Explore one of the world’s last untouched corners and take in the vast, natural beauty of the West Coast.

Creative

Release your inner creative and take in Hokitika’s artisan retail and hospitality.

“Land could not be minted! Land could only be lived upon, and loved.”― Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

"One long solitude, with a forbidding sky, frequent tempests and impenetrable forests." – Jules de Blosseville, 1823

"To the West, to the West, where the diggers repair, There’s no flies about it, the gold is all there, And chaps who’ve been digging a very short while Walk into the Bank and dispose of their pile." – Charles Thatcher, 1865

"Even if I did not find country, might I not find gold?" – George Higgs, Erewhon

There was only a narrow corridor of flat land between the coastline and the sudden alps, battered by the endless surf that turned to smoke on the sand..” – Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries.

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