Discover Hidden Gems | Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
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Hidden Gems

There is nothing more exciting than finding that hidden gem, feeling like you are the first person to experience a place or learning something new about yourself.

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Cool ideas | Hidden gems

There are plenty of things to see and do in Hokitika that will provide you with that wonderful sense of discovery. 

  • Find that unique gift or "perfect piece" in our shops and galleries.
  • Search the beach for your own piece of pounamu that has been smoothed and polished over time by the waves and sand.
  • Have a go at gold panning. You might find you catch "gold fever"!
  • Visit the Hokitika Gorge, a hidden natural gem. It's off the beaten track but well worth the side trip. 
  • Squeeze through an old waterrace tunnel, find an historic relic hiding behind the bushes or come across an inquisitive weka on the walks around Hokitika.
  • Get a bird's eye view from the treetops or see a kiwi and the ancient tuatara on unique experiences in Hokitika.
  • Discover what all the fuss is about! Try West Coast Whitebait for a taste delicacy at restaurants and cafes in Hokitika.

image of penguins made out of glass with link to Shop webpageimage of people on swingbridge over Hokitika Gorge with link to Hokitika Gorge webpageimage of kiwi with link to Experiences webpage


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