Hokitika is the only large West Coast town centre located next to the beach. To be honest it’s hard to ignore – the water practically laps the main street!
Our beach is a place to relax, fossick and enjoy the view.
Get awesome views of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook.
The kids love scouring the sand for pounamu (NZ jade), washed down from nearby rivers.
Get that perfect sunset shot at Sunset Point. See examples at Hokitika Sunset Photos Facebook Page
In January, participate in the annual Driftwood and Sand Beach Sculpture Festival event. Anyone can enter and are encouraged to build sculptures from what they can find on the beach.