There are many ways to experience Hokitika’s past and present day culture.
Here are some top locals’ picks.
Walk the Points of Interest Loop in the town centre which features public art, unique Take-a-Seat art seats and historical buildings and monuments.
Read Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries. Set in Hokitika during the 1860s gold rush, it a rip-roaring tale of murder.
Visit the Westland Industrial Heritage Park for a look at the industrial machinery that helped build Westland, and experience wetland and forest on the Mudfish Miniature Railway.
Walk or Ride the Hokitika Heritage Trail – signposted from Town