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.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy the fresh air and mountain views while you stay with us at the Kotuku Cottage. Single room luxury cottage with its own bathroom and kitchen facilities. Hire a kayak or cruise Lake Mahinapua aboard the Eco Adventurer. Enjoy birdsong tranquillity and the mirror finished lake amid ancient Rimu and Kamahi trees with the snow-capped Southern Alps in the distance.
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!
The Villa is a historic townhouse which has been beautifully restored to its former elegance but with a contemporary twist. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, DVD, Stereo, dishwasher, laundry, woodburner, free airport pickups & wireless/broadband internet, the townhouse is a fantastic home-away-from-home for both business and holiday lets, couples, families or larger groups (sleeps 8).
Mobile-friendly - Thrifty has you covered with 32 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 - Enjoy freedom kayaking or a cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer. Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers. Relax to birdsong tranquillity as you take in the scenery; the mirror finished lake amid ancient Rimu and Kamahi trees with the snow-capped mountains in the distance.
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 - 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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Revell Street Indoor Market is open every Saturday. We have a fantastic collection of local arts and crafts. Interested in having a stall? Are you travelling NZ and like to make and create and have products you're ...
Where: Revell Street Market, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 51 Revell St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 9:00am on Saturday 1st December 2018
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 27th April 2019
Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road
On the road again – Michele and Jeremy’s AOTNZ tour – 1 Feb - 9 March 2019. Michele and Jeremy have been performing comedy around the country – and around the globe – for over 20 years. Regular guests on ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival 2019
Wildfoods is turning 30! Yes! the 9th March 2019 is the iconic Hokitika Wildfoods Festival’s 30th Anniversary and we have an extra special program lined up for our 30th birthday. Heighten your senses and ...
Where: Cass Square, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Weld Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 9th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 9th March 2019
Mockingbird - a comedy about mental health. Fresh from sell-out seasons in Norway, Sydney and Waipu. Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 20th March 2019