Hokitika Beach Walk
© Daniel Schist
Access: Readily accessible from Beach St, via Weld Lane, Sunset Point Rd & several other access roads (see map).
Features: Wonderful wild beach, black sand & pebbles (including pounamu-jade), driftwood, mountain views, sunsets, sunrise, & starry nights. Walks, picnicking, fossicking for pebbles & driftwood, sandcastles, swimming (for the experienced only), surfing, & surfcasting.
© Juergen Schacke
Time: 5 minutes walk from town centre.
Access: By foot, along beach, beach track, or Quayside section of Heritage Walk. By road via Sunset Point Rd.
Features: Sunsets, sunrises & starry nights. Hokitika rivermouth & beach. Lookout, views of NZ’s highest Mts. Cook (Aoraki) & Tasman (Horo Kawau).Tambo ‘shipwreck’. Information panels. Walks, picnicing, beach fossicking, fishing, & whitebaiting.
The Glow-worm Dell
© Stuart Nimmo
Access: From roadside at northern town entrance, 50 metre track leads to Glow-worm Dell.
Features: Free viewing of glow-worm colonies. (Glow-worms can only be seen at night). Lovely fern grotto by day. Flashlight recommended
Hokitika Heritage Walk
© Juergen Schacke
Request brochure from Visitor i-Site
Easy walking (all points also accessible from roads)
Time: 30 min for quayside and central town features
Access: From i-Site & Museum, or any point along walk.
Features: Goldrush & river-port town historic heritage sites, buildings & statues. Brochure & information panels bring history to life.
Prossers Bush Walk
© David Kerr
Time: 10 minutes return walk.
Access: Carpark on Town Belt East.
Features: Best example of the kahikatea forest that once covered most of Hokitika township area. Regrowth forest but already 20+ metres high. Also delightful native ferns & orchids.