Create & Inspire

The scenic surroundings and wealth of natural resources available in Hokitika have inspired many a creative people to settle in Hokitika. Perhaps you want to get a bit creative yourself? See below for what creative and inspirational things are happening in Hokitika. 

  • Hokitika boasts a large artisan community for its small population. Browse the many galleries in Hokitika to see what inspires them. Unique items can be found at many retail stores too. 
  • Soak in the surrounding landscape and get inspired. Many walks give you easy access to nature, there are great scenic drives and the Hokitika Gorge has to be seen to be believed. 
  • Come for some creative and unique Hokitika events. The annual Driftwood and Sand Beach Sculpture Competition is one anyone can participate in. And the internationally recognised Wildfoods Festival is definitely creative with food! 
  • Check out our What's On in Hokitika calendar for what local community groups have planned as well as current exhibitions. You might also find some creative activities that you can participate in yourself.
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