Getting Here & Around
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Road access to Hokitika is spectacular from all directions. Highways run through National Park, Scenic Reserve and World Heritage mountains, coastlines and gorges.
Far from being isolated, recent improvements to SH6 make Hokitika an ideal and scenic place to visit, even for a weekend or day trip. Savour the drive or relax and enjoy the scenery with coach and shuttle services that operate daily to Hokitika from Christchurch, Nelson, Picton and the Glaciers.
Most days there are five flights from Christchurch to Hokitika, picking up international and national connections. The TransAlpine rail journey from Christchurch, with a bus connection at Greymouth for the last leg to Hokitika, is one of the best train rides in the world.
Hokitika Transport Guide
Scenic flights from West Coast airports to Aoraki/Mt Cook and Glaciers, Milford Sound and other spectacular West Coast destinations. Friendly, personal service with informed flight commentaries. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookings preferred.
Precision Helicopters Ltd
Our Hokitika Base on the West Coast offers something for everyone. Choose to fly around the awe inspiring Southern Alps or glide over Lake Kaniere, one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand. You might even like to fly along the coast to circle Lake Mahinapua. Combined with specialised kayaking and fishing trips, the choices are endless and you are sure to return with a smile on your face and a story to tell for weeks!
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Hokitika Airport is the Aviation Gateway to Westland and is the West Coast's only Air New Zealand Link service to Christchurch International Airport. There are up to five daily return flights to Christchurch using the Beech 1900D 19 seater aircraft and the 50 seater Dash 8 Q300. The route crosses the scenic Southern Alps with a flight time of 35 minutes . Check out the Air New Zealand 'Grab a seat' specials.
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M Phone (03) 755 6318 for Hokitika management
Offering services covering the length of the West Coast daily from North to South, 7 days
Operating 7 days on all West Coast main highways, North, South and East .
Offering daily train excursions from East to West Coast. Enjoy the fantastic scenery the alpine trip has to offer. Two connecting coach services operate 7 days a week. All major rental car companies also available.