Kia Ora! Welcome to Hokitika
Hokitika, cool little town is a 'must-stay' destination on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand. When you think of the West Coast, you think untamed natural wilderness, genuine experiences and friendly characters that love to share a story. Hokitika is all that and more.
Choose Hokitika as your 'must-stay' West Coast destination
Imagine those fun-filled, relaxed holidays you used to have, then throw in better coffee, a wild beach, awesome sunsets, mountain views and great cafes and galleries.
But 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.
Cool Ideas | Top things to see and do in Hokitika
Here are some top local picks of things to see and do:
Visit the driftwood strewn beach - 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.
Learn about Hokitika's interesting art, culture and heritage. It 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, visit Lake Kaniere and Lake Mahinapua, and see the unbelievably beautiful Hokitika Gorge.
Visit these pages to learn more about what is on offer in Hokitika and start planning your stay.