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 restaurants 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.
Matariki Winter Festival
From June to July, Hokitika hosts a series of community events to get people out during the colder months. There is plenty going on so please join on!
Click here for a full schedule.
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.
This Week's Weather Forecast
A local weather observer gives us a weekly weather forecast.
The Weather: Monday extensive low cloud with misty drizzly rain at times becoming more persistent and heavier this afternoon and evening. Tuesday an overcast morning but mostly dry until frontal rain sets-in from mid-afternoon - the rain could be heavy and persistent overnight Tuesday-Wednesday. Further rain Wednesday turning to showers Thursday. Friday fine, next weekend looks unsettled with further rain and becoming colder.
Posted by The Coasters Club on Monday, 20 June.