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 - 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.
Situated in the heart of Hokitika in a peaceful, relaxing garden setting Jade Court offers spacious, comfortable and affordable accommodation with a very warm welcome from hosts Callie and Rob. Premier Motel units, Jade Court Motels are the perfect place to stay. The West Coast is famous for its beautiful environment and legendary hospitality.
Lake Kaniere is a quiet, peaceful piece of paradise inland from Hokitika in the South Island of New Zealand. Overlooking the northern shore of the lake, Lake Kaniere Homestay is a three-storey home overlooking native bush and with three bedrooms available to guests. West Coast Rail Trail accommodation, lake kayaking, walks, mountain biking or simply relaxing with a good book.
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.
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.
Located just 3 minutes from Hokitika township and set on an elevated terrace amid pristine countryside, Stations Inn offers 4-star plus luxury accommodation and an award winning restaurant. The location offers majestic views of the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the comfort of your luxurious executive studio or premiere king suite accommodation at Stations Inn.
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.
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Revell Street Market is a fun filled Indoor/Outdoor Market. Stalls include - Local Pounamu carving, Woodcarving, Knitting, Sewing, Clothing, Massage, Art, Spiritual Readings, Handmade soaps, Smoked cheese, Meat small ...
Where: Revell Street Market, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 51 Revell St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 9:00am on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 6th May 2017
The Topp Twins Heading for The Hills
New Zealand’s well-loved national treasures, The Topp Twins, are hitting the road on April’s Fools Day bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to the regions. The country’s hills will be alive ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 5th April 2017
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 5th April 2017
My Name Is Moana
Celebrated singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and Karlos Tunks Saunders in a heartfelt tribute to ‘moana’- the ocean - in ‘My Name is Moana’. An Arts ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Friday 14th April 2017
To: 11:59pm on Friday 14th April 2017