Welcome to Hokitika
Welcome to Hokitika, the cool little town. It's a place to have a holiday like you used to have...but with better coffee.
Why are we cool?
Hokitika is the only beachside, full-service town centre on the West Coast. It's easy to walk around too.
You can easily experience the vibrant art, culture and heritage of Hokitika firsthand. Many artists have their workshops in town and there are numerous ways to relive the old days.
Hokitika has great bars, cafes and resturants in town with local delicacies and good coffee on offer.
Nature is at your doorstep with mountains, rivers and beach surrounding the town. There is plenty to see and do.
Hokitika has a friendly, comfortable place for you to stay. And many are in stunning locations.
Hokitika is a great base for your wider West Coast holiday. Do day trips to Punakaiki and the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.
It's easy getting to Hokitika. It's only 3 hours driving from Christchurch and it is the only airport serviced by AirNZ on the West Coast.
Take a look at our video gallery for some inspiration of things to see and do in Hokitika.
What's On in Hokitika
See what is happening around the Hokitika community. Fun events, coffee mornings, classes and much more are listed on the What's On in Hokitika Calendar. Add your own event by sending your information here.
Status of the West Coast Wilderness Trail
Recent flooding events around Hokitika has caused some damage to sections of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. All sections are OPEN except for the section between Lake Kaniere and Hurunui Jacks which is closed. An alternative route along the road is available so the trail can still be ridden.
More information on the trail can be found here.