What travelers to Hokitika are saying
Boasting waterfalls, a unique Wild West spirit and unusually wide streets, the little town of Hokitika on the edge of the Tasman Sea in New Zealand is the perfect place to take a holiday and enjoy the crafts, beaches and Hokitika hotels that this charming town is known for. Ideal for simple pleasures like hikes, bonfires and fishing, Hokitika’s many diversions are generally outdoorsy in nature, with opportunities to kayak, bike, golf and relax in the South Island. With several lakes, glaciers and welcoming shops, Hokitika leaves a warm impression.
Start your day with an adventure on the Hokitika River. Rent a kayak or bike, or wander along the many trails, but if bigger bodies of water suit you better, Lake Mahinapua and Lake Kaniere are close by, so boating, fishing and other water sports are readily available.
Later in the day check into your preferred Hokitika accommodation before exploring Hokitika Town Centre. Quaint shops, tasty cafes and welcoming locals can easily while away several hours. Be sure and visit the Hokitika Customhouse, which was built in 1895, for some historical education.
Hokitika isn’t just famous for its pristine scenery; you can find the “green gold” known as Hokitika jade everywhere. Buy some for a souvenir in Kumara, the former gold mining town. Accessories can be expensive, so save money on your Hokitika accommodation by using HotelClub’s generous member benefits, which can save you 7% on booking fees.
Depart Hokitika via the West Coast Wilderness Trail if you’re feeling ambitious, but Christchurch International Airport is more efficient.
Offering unique accommodation on the shores of the Tasman Sea and in the heart of Hokitika's arts and crafts centre, Beachfront Hotel makes an ideal base for beachcombing and shopping that are only... More