Hokitika, New Zealand
Located on the South Island of New Zealand, Hokitika is a township that lies 25 miles (40 km) south of Greymouth. The mouth of the Hokitika River is nearby. Backed by beautiful beaches on one side and mountains on the other, this tropical oasis is the place to relax and take a vacation.
- Hokitika Gorge
- Seaforth Gardens
- National Kiwi Centre
- Paddle boat on the Mahinupua waterways
- Shoot a real gun at Cowboy Paradise
- Head up to the Rimu Lookout
With its beautiful tropical location, Hokitika is situated among rainforests and wetlands. The precipitation here is extremely high and occurs throughout the year. Hokitika is sunny and the least windy region in the country.
Getting There & Around
Hokitika can be reached by road, rail and air. With road access through the National Park, the World Heritage Mountains and other places, this city is easy to access. By air, there are usually several flights to and from Christchurch International Airport; national connections are also available.
Visitors can get around by train with the TransAlpine. The journey from Christchurch is one of the best train rides visitors will ever take. Buses and cars are available at the airport as well as in the city. Scenic coach and shuttle services also operate daily from Christchurch, Nelson, Glaciers and Picton.