Hokitika, cool little town, is a 'must-stay' destination on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
Think of those fun-filled, relaxed holidays you used to have, then throw in better coffee!
You'll find a wild beach, awesome sunsets, mountain views, great cafes and galleries, genuine experiences, friendly characters and easy access to untamed natural wilderness.
Don’t rush! It’s common to hear “I wish we had stayed in Hokitika longer. There is so much to see and do.” So stay awhile to enjoy the slower pace of life, have a chat and soak in the view with us.
Why are we a cool little town?
Hokitika has a beachside town centre - the water practically laps the main street! You won't find another town centre like it on the West Coast.
We probably have more galleries per capita than anywhere in NZ where you can watch artists at work. And as the birthplace of pounamu/NZ jade, it is a great place to shop for this precious stone.
Hokitika's interesting art, culture and heritage can be experienced first-hand on many walks including the Points of Interest Loop which features historical buildings and monuments as well as public art.
There is easy access to untamed, natural wilderness in all directions. Cycle the West Coast Wilderness Trail and visit the unbelievably beautiful Hokitika Gorge.