An unpopulated beach, great food and drink, luxury accommodation and scenic surrounds all make Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand a perfectly romantic spot. Treating that someone special? Below are some of our top picks for a romantic Hokitika holiday.

  • You can't beat the unpopulated Hokitika Beach with views of Aoraki / Mt Cook and amazing sunsets to help set the mood. Take a romantic walk down the beach, watch the sunset with a glass of your favourite drink, have a beach picnic, find a piece of pounamu treasure.
  • From a takeaway picnic in a scenic spot to a five star, award-winning restaurant, there are a range of options for dining in Hokitika that can add that romantic touch. 
  • There are several luxury accommodation options in Hokitika. Find a unique place to share with your special one. 
  • Need a special gift for someone? Hokitika has numerous galleries and retail shops with high quality arts and crafts, jewellery and unique gifts. 
  • What could be more special than sourcing the materials and creating your own special item of jewellery? Try some gold panning and start collecting that gold! Scour the beach for a piece of pounamu. If you find one, why not carve it yourself? Your special someone will appreciate that personal touch and effort. 
  • Waterfalls, lakes, mountains - get out amongst them to set the scene. There are plenty of easy walks for a hand-in-hand stroll or take a scenic drive
  • Visit the glowworm dell at the north end of town - it's a little bit of magic. 
  • Visit the Hokitika Gorge - it's incredibly beautiful.
  • Get above it all with a scenic flight above the Southern Alps. This and other experiences in Hokitika can add that something special to your holiday. 


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