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 comfortable, elegant street-front Driftwood rooms to modern, luxury and spacious Ocean-view rooms with uninterrupted views of the beach and rugged Tasman Sea. Magnificent Penthouse. The Oceanview Restaurant and Bar, event facilities for weddings, conferences, meetings and parties. Your West Coast accommodation.
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.
Welcome to Hokitika's newest Holiday Park & Motels, conveniently located just a 15-minute walk to Hokitika's town centre and beach. We offer a variety of affordable accommodation from Motels and Units, to Campgrounds and Powered Sites. We are family-friendly and have a large children's playground and jumping pillows. Suitable for singles, families, groups and West Coast Wilderness Trail cyclists.
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 - We are an award winning motorcycle tour company offering superior motorcycle hire, choose from BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Honda motorcycles, all top models and all presented in perfect condition, we guarantee a motorcycle vacation of a lifetime. Ride New Zealand. Live the dream!
Spoil yourself at the West Coasts only restored miners hotel, and once world-renowned theatre. Lovingly restored, this gold rush Hotel features six themed ensuite rooms with blend of Victorian decor, antique furnishings, yet with all modern amenities. The hotel offers your favourite West Coast brewed beers, fine selection of wines or spirits, with restaurant/cafe. On-route to the Glaciers or Punakaiki.
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Mobile-friendly - Explore West Coast offers visitors to the region a scenic tours service around the West Coast of the South Island. We offer a range of unique and scenic tours giving you a chance to explore the Untamed Natural Wilderness of the West Coast region. Scenic tours of Punakaiki, Lake Brunner, Hokitika Gorge and the Glaciers are available.
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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Jade Carving Tour
Come and discover the long-standing tradition of jade carving on the West Coast! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop in Hokitika. You'll get to meet local West Coast ...
Where: Mountain Jade, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 41 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 9:30am on Friday 22nd November 2019
To: 3:00pm on Friday 31st January 2020
Miriam Clancy - Astronomy Album Release Tour
Limited door sales TBC. No bar, BYO and refreshments served with koha. After a decade between records, Miriam Clancy’s third album, Astronomy, marks her return to the musical landscape. For longtime fans, ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 8th December 2019
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 8th December 2019
Wildfoods Festival 2020
Wildfoods Bucket List! Tickle your taste buds at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival. Polish your gumboots and be part of Feral Flash in our VIP area Live Entertainment Complimentary beverages Nibbles ...
Where: Cass Square, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Weld Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 7th March 2020
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 7th March 2020
The Big Bike Film Night
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you! Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 7th May 2020
To: 9:10pm on Thursday 7th May 2020
South Island Ultra Marathon
The South Island Ultra Marathon will be held on Saturday 9th May 2020 on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on the West Coast of the South Island. 3 Events: - South Island Ultra 100km Greymouth to Hokitika – Solo or ...
Where: West Coast Wilderness Trail, Hokitika, West Coast
Address: Finish & Race HQ - Beachfront Hotel Hokitika
From: 5:00am on Saturday 9th May 2020
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 9th May 2020