The cool little town of Hokitika on the West Coast is the birthplace of Pounamu. Made in the heart of the earth, shaped by countless rivers, carved by master craftsman, Pounamu - also known as New Zealand jade or greenstone - is at the heart of Jade Country. The area teems with galleries due to the large artisan community and also boasts some unique attractions. more
Hokitika is a beachside town nestled along the West Coast with two nearby lakes. Once the hub of the early West Coast gold rush, Hokitika attractions include the National Kiwi Centre, West Coast Treetop Walkway, the Hokitika Gorge and the Glassblowing Factory.
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Mobile-friendly - Seconds to the beach and just a short stroll to the glow worm dell, our accommodation has something for everyone. Four self-contained stand-alone cottages. Spacious family and studio units. Three budget bunkroom cabins. Sheltered 11-site motorhome park with access bathroom and comfortable kitchen dining facilities. Wireless Internet and Skype available. Close to Hokitika town centre and beach.
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Mobile-friendly - Awatuna Homestead offers a haven of relaxed comfort with timeless, country elegance in rural surroundings. Villa style homestead with gorgeous well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. Our guest lounge is a favourite gathering room to relax, exchange travel stories and share the days photos. Delicious platter style dinning, offers a relaxed ambience and easy conversation.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Hokitika on New Zealand's West Coast is the stunning Beachfront Hotel. Five different categories of rooms from fully refurbished comfortable street-front Driftwood Superior rooms to modern, luxury and spacious Ocean-view rooms with uninterrupted views of the beach or two/three bedroom suites. Also magnificent Penthouse. Newly-refurbished Oceanview Restaurant and Bar, event facilities for weddings, conferences, meetings and parties.
Mobile-friendly - Hurunui Jacks is situated on the West Coast and only metres from the spectacular West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail. Surrounded by National Park - it's 30 acres of total peace and tranquility. Your luxury canvas tent with a cosy tent stove, rests on a private spot on the banks of the Kaniere River, nestled amongst ancient virgin forest.
Mobile-friendly - Ideally located close to the beach, town and airport, this is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the magnificent surroundings of New Zealand's West Coast. Superb, warm, comfortable and spacious 4-star accommodation for families or couples; Sky TV, queen-size beds, some suites with spa baths.
Set in a spectacular landscape of indigenous forest stretching from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. Spacious guest suites and stylish shared lounges look out to sea; luxurious appointments include fine linens and deep baths designed for stargazing. Delicious continental and cooked breakfasts are included and dinners available on request. Paramata Lodge also offers guided wilderness tours and activities.
Enjoy the reflective views of the glacier valley and mountains on this easy, accessible walk to a small kettle lake. The lake was formed by ice melting amongst glacial moraine about 200 years ago.
Mobile-friendly - Imagine a place so pristine, beautiful and peaceful that you are immediately struck by the absolute silence and sheer majesty of your surroundings. This purpose built luxury Qualmark 5 star lodge beckons you; with finest linens in the guest rooms, and a roaring open fire in winter, it's the perfect retreat or base for visiting West Coast attractions.
Come and enjoy the warmth of our supreme quality log-style accommodation, situated right by the beach, overlooking the Tasman Sea. Experience the beautiful West Coast with its panoramic views, unspoilt beaches and the Southern Alps in the background. Opposite the glow-worm dell, spa pool, small farm yard, sauna, covered BBQ area, playground and Free WIFI.
Mobile-friendly - Thrifty has you covered with 30 locations nationwide and a fleet of modern vehicles - whether you're after a small car to zip around the city, a comfortable sedan to get you to your business meeting or a large 4WD to get your family up the mountain in style. Ask about our exclusive rates for AA Members.
Mobile-friendly - The West Coast of the Southern Alps is an adventure and outdoor wonderland. There are beach and forest walks, eco tourism experiences, caving, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, jet-boating, jet-skiing, glacier walks, mountain biking, scenic flights, horse-treks, river and sea fishing, goldpanning and exploring the old gold mines and ghost towns. Cycle the new West Coast Wilderness Trail over 4 days.
Mobile-friendly - An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. The steel platform is 20 metres high and 400 metres long, and has easy access for all to enjoy. Take in the stunning vista of the Tasman Sea and snow-capped Southern Alps from the 40-metre high Hokitika Tower.
Mobile-friendly - Visit New Zealand's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. The beautiful White Heron breeds only in a single secret location in what is one of the most romantic parts of the country—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve—part of the South Westland World Heritage area. Rainforest nature tours and scenic jetboating all year round.
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Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour
The aim of the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive adventurous women. By showcasing and celebrating the female adventurous spirit we hope to make women ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 21st November 2017
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 21st November 2017
Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. KJ's "Cirque Grande" - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in ...
Where: Wadestone Island, Hokitika, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Gibson Quay, Hokitika, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Friday 24th November 2017
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 26th November 2017
The Pitch - Business Networking Event
Following the success of the Pitch networking events in both Greymouth & Westport, Development West Coast would like to offer businesses and organisations in Westland the opportunity to showcase their services & ...
Where: Order of St John, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 134 Stafford St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017
Interislander Summer Festival Hokitika Family Races
Enjoy a family day out at Interislander Summer Festival Hokitika Family Races with exciting thoroughbred racing, live music, free kids entertainment, Fashion in the Field and plenty of that great West Coast atmosphere.
Where: Hokitika Racecourse, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Park Street, Hokitika, Hokitika, Westland
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 10th January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 10th January 2018
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival 2018
Come along and have #ATasteOfTheWild at the iconic Hokitika Wildfoods Festival Saturday 10th March 2018 at Cass Square, Hokitika. 2018 will see the 29th annual Hokitika Wildfoods Festival which will continue to ...
Where: Cass Square, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Weld Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 10th March 2018
To: 5:30pm on Saturday 10th March 2018