Welcome to Hokitika
If you are visiting the West Coast on the South Island of New Zealand (and we think you should), a visit to Hokitika, the cool little town is a must do.
Why are we cool?
Hokitika is the only beachside, full-service town centre on the West Coast. It's easy to walk around too.
You can easily experience the vibrant art, culture and heritage of Hokitika firsthand. Many artists have their workshops in town and there are numerous ways to relive the old days.
Hokitika has great bars, cafes and restaurants in town with local delicacies and good coffee on offer.
Nature is at your doorstep with mountains, rivers and beach surrounding the town. There is plenty to see and do.
Hokitika has a friendly, comfortable place for you to stay...and many are in stunning locations.
Hokitika is a great base for your wider West Coast holiday. Do day trips to Punakaiki and the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.
It's easy getting to Hokitika. It's only 3 hours driving from Christchurch and it is the only airport serviced by AirNZ on the West Coast.
Kaikoura road access: In Nov, Kaikoura on the East Coat suffered a major earthquake. We want to reassure those coming to Hokitika that we are fully open for business and roads are not affected. For up to date Kaikoura info, visit here.
Tranz Alpine Scenic Train: The Tranz Alpine has resumed service after a major fire. More information.
What's On in Hokitika
See what is happening around the Hokitika community. Fun events, coffee mornings, classes and much more are listed on the What's On in Hokitika Calendar. Add your own event by sending your information here.