Hokitika is one of the larger towns along the West Coast, with the pounding ocean before it and bush-covered hills behind. It's a place of simple pleasures: scouting the craft galleries, taking a bushwalk, enjoying the seafood, and looking for evocatively shaped driftwood on the often stormy beach. Hokitika is central enough to take a day trip to Punakaiki or Arthur's Pass.
Hokitika at a Glance
Elsewhere in Upper South Island and the West Coast
- Abel Tasman National Park
- Farewell Spit
- French Pass and D'Urville Island
- Golden Bay and Takaka
- Kahurangi National Park