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.
NATURAL GOLD NUGGETS. As found, natural West Coast gold nuggets and flakes sourced from present day gold mines. Watch our jeweler working with the as found gold, creating beautiful gold nugget jewelry. Hold a large gold nugget in your hand and experience the amazing weight of gold. Studio & Gallery Open 7 days.
The friendly staff at the Hokitika i-SITE can book all your travel needs. We can help with accommodation bookings, transport and activities all over New Zealand. The Hokitika i-SITE staff specialize in local knowledge, making sure visitors see all our cool little town has to offer.The i-SITE isn't just for visitors, we also have plenty to offer the locals. We are an agent for TicketDirect and we are also the Hokitika agent for AA Drivers Licensing and Motor Vehicle Registration. Here you can renew your licence, sit learner theory tests , convert overseas licences and much more. Need to register your vehicle? Deregister a vehicle? Change of Ownership? This can all be done at the i-SITE.We have recently become the Customer Service Centre for the Westland District Council so all your Council enquiries will also be handled by us. This change enable locals to take advantage of hour opening hours and make payments for things like Dog Registrations and Rates during weekends.
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.
A family owned business that creates some of the worlds finest glassware. Every piece is made in the workshop which you can watch being made while you peruse the extensive range of glass items in the studio.
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.
Play on one of New Zealand’s few true links courses at Hokitika on the West Coast of the South Island with views of Aoraki / Mount Cook, Mt Tasman and the majestic Southern Alps.
Cool Idea | Putt around
Grab your clubs and play on a links course with amazing views of Aoraki Mount Cook.
- Just 3 minutes south of Hokitika, (first right turn over the Hokitika River bridge).
- The links are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year and bookings are not required.
- Greens fees on this unique links are a modest for all players except students under 18 which get an even better deal.
- Club hire - Heritage Highway Motels, Ph. 03 755 8098
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.
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.
The Gorge Gallery is located at the workshop and home of MZ Design. We are 20km from Hokitika (down Zuckermans Road) on the road to the Hokitika Gorge. We stock our original design woodware along with special designs unique to our gallery. We are open when the Flags are displayed.
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!
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.
Located on the State Highway 7 roadside at the northern town entrance. Parking available but can be walked to from town.
A 50 meter track leads to Glow-worm Dell - 5 minutes return. Buggies/Strollers ok. Free viewing of glow-worm colonies. Please note that Glow-worms can only be seen at night! Flashlight recommended. Buggies/Strollers ok
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.
We stock an extensive range of gifts and souvenirs sourced from local artists and throughout NZ to ensure you have lasting memories of your visit to Hokitika. We are locally owned and operated with a central location and open seven days. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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.
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 our website for movie session times, live shows, other events and online bookings.