At The Gold Room, Westland’s rich gold mining story comes to life as beautiful jewellery crafted from the locally found natural gold nuggets and gold flakes. Watch our in-house jeweller working with the natural gold, creating that exclusive piece of unique nugget jewellery.
Our philosophy when creating jewellery with the natural gold is to leave the nuggets in their original state, preserving the unique raw forms from the ground. Ask to hold one of the large real gold nuggets in your hand and feel the amazing weight of gold, or why not purchase your own gold pan and try your luck!
LOCATION : Hokitika Beach
Time: Take as long as you like.
Access: Readily accessible from Beach St, via Weld Lane, Sunset Point Rd and several other access roads (see map).
Features: Wonderful wild beach, black sand and pebbles (including pounamu-jade), driftwood, mountain views, sunsets, sunrise, and starry nights. Walks, picnicking, fossicking for pebbles and driftwood, sandcastles, swimming (for the experienced only), surfing, and surfcasting. Keep your eyes open for the Little Blue Penguin but please respect their space!
Established in 1962 and proud to be following the tradition of manufacturing and selling exclusively genuine NZ jade. Watch our craftsmen at work in our bright and welcoming showroom. Choose from top quality jewellery, ornaments, Merino Possum, Icebreaker Merino clothing, paua products, NZ Skincare and much more. Our expert friendly staff will help you buy with confidence. Open 7 days. 100% NZ Owned and operated
Traditional Jade is a locally owned small family business who are of Ngai Tahu descent. We have top quality affordable Jade/Pounamu carvings and sculptures. Come and visit our friendly knowledgeable team and see one of the biggest raw jade collections in New Zealand.
Beautiful refurbished Art Deco Theatre and Cafe. See all the latest movies on the Big Screen with latest digital projection technology and surround sound. Check hokitikaregent.com for movie session times, live shows, other events and online bookings.
Glass blowing-designer art forms. View master glassblowers handcrafting glassware, art glass, giftware, souvenirs, tableware & glass beads. All available from our large showroom. Open 7 days.
Discover highest quality, purely New Zealand made art, giftware and jewellery alongside the local colours of the West Coast captured by renowned wildlife and landscape photographer Juergen Schacke. The fresh and inspiring Gallery is a fantastic way to take in and take home the spirit of the region. "Highlight of Hokitika", "Amazing Gallery" are only two of many excellent tripadvisor review headlines. Open 7 days.
With a fresh new look, this beautiful gallery is sure to catch your eye. Come surround yourself with exquisite handcrafted works of art from the many talented local and New Zealand artists and craftsmen. We showcase high quality Pounamu greenstone, harakeke and fine wool weavings, jewellery, pottery, wooden bowls and boards, paintings, sculptures and much more.
The Hokitika i-SITE Visitor Centre is part of New Zealand's official nationwide Visitor Information Network and provides booking services for accommodation, activities, attractions, and travel as well as AA and driver licensing services.
LOCATION : Hokitika Beach
Time: 5 minutes walk from town centre.
Access: By foot, along beach, beach track, or Quayside section of Heritage Walk. By road via Sunset Point Rd.
Features: Sunsets, sunrises & starry nights. Hokitika rivermouth & beach. Views of Aoraki Mount Cook & Tasman (Horo Kawau). Tambo ‘shipwreck’. Information panels. Walks, picnicing, beach fossicking, fishing, & whitebaiting.
LOCATION: Hokitika Town
EASY - Buggies/Strollers ok
Time: 1-2 hours
Access: From i-Site or any point along the walk.
Features: A great way to see the town centre and learn about Hokitika's history and culture. This self-guided walk features Take-a-Seat artseats, public art displays and historical monuments and buildings. Get a town map showing the whole walk and a Heritage Trail brochure which provides information about the historical points of interest. Both available from the Visitor i-Site.