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.
A cosy beachfront accommodation located in Hokitika on the stunning and rugged West Coast. Whether you're a single traveller, a couple, a family or group of friends - book in and make yourself at home. Just a 5-minute-walk from town you find a place to truly call home. Sleep on hotel grade mattresses, snuggled in feather duvets and quality linens.
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.
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.
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 - 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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Cadbury's Flavour Braver Wheel Tour
Cadbury's Flavour Braver wheel is travelling around New Zealand between July and August encouraging local residents to give a new chocolate flavour a go. Come down, spin the wheel, and find a new favourite flavour - ...
Where: Beachfront Hotel, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 111 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 9:00am on Monday 24th July 2017
To: 1:00pm on Monday 24th July 2017
Paul Ubana Jones
“A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul”. Paul has toured with the best: B.B. King, Norah ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 5th August 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 5th August 2017
Bill Massey's Tourists
Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists’ – 31 August – 30 September 2017. A granddaughter tells her grandfather’s story. Consummate performer Jan Bolwell plays her adolescent self, encouraging her ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 28th September 2017
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 28th September 2017
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: 6:00pm on Saturday 10th March 2018