Getting To Hokitika
Get to Hokitika by air, train, car or coach - there are many transport options. It's not as hard or as far as you think.
Driving to Hokitika
Far from being isolated, road access to Hokitika is spectacular from all directions. Highways run through National Parks, Scenic Reserves and World Heritage mountains, coastlines and gorges. Your options include:
The drive from Christchurch via Arthur's Pass is only a 3 1/2 hours.
Take the Lewis Pass then the Great Coast Road from Westport to Hokitika - deemed one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the World by Lonely Planet.
Relax and enjoy the scenery with coach and shuttle services that operate daily to Hokitika from Christchurch, Nelson, Picton and Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier.
Flying to Hokitika
There are generally two flights a day with AirNZ from Christchurch to Hokitika, picking up international and national connections.
TranzAlpine Rail Journey
UPDATE **22/3/17** The TranzAlpine service has resumed operations after a major fire. For more information, click here.
The TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Christchurch, with a bus connection at Greymouth for the last leg to Hokitika, has been named as one of the 6 top train rides in the world. It is an experience in itself.
More Information on Getting to Hokitika
Browse the listings below to learn more about transport options in Hokitika.
Wilderness Trail Shuttle
PH: 03 755 5042
Shuttle service for West Coast Wilderness Trail.
Pegasus Car Rentals
PH: 03 768 4002
Car rental agency.
Hokitika Aero Club
PH: 021 135 9309
Flying instruction and facilities for visiting pilots.
Hertz Rental Car
PH: 03 768 0196
Rental cars at Hokitika airport.
Avis Car Rental
PH: 03 768 0902
Car rental at Hokitika airport.
Tour and Charter Services Ltd
PH: 03 755 8851
Mark Davidson House of Travel
PH: 03 755 8134
Travel agent services.
Andersons Helicopters Ltd
PH: 03 755 6606
Budget Car and Truck Rental
PH: 03 768 4343
Rental car provider located at Hokitika Airport
Scenic flights to glaciers and Aoraki/Mt Cook.
PH: (03) 755 8123 (Air New Zealand)
Regional airport with flights to Christchurch.