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 - 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.
Hokitika Fire Station Boutique Accommodatio - in the heart of Hokitika on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Hokitika's only CBD 5-Star-Qualmark rated accommodation. Our self-contained premium apartments are set in Hokitika's historic fire-station, a stone's throw from stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, West Coast cycle trail, Hokitika Gorge, and within 50 metres of restaurants and bars.
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.
Our Greymouth branch of New Zealand Rent a Car offers a variety of cars, station wagons, vans and mini-buses, all with features that you need for your safety and comfort. Our fleet is constantly being upgraded and serviced to the highest standard. Reliability is guaranteed. Take one of our rental cars for a most memorable experience in Greymouth.
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, small farm yard, 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 NZ's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. This beautiful bird breeds in a secret location in one of the most romantic places—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve —part of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area. Seeing these splendid birds is a rare sight and visiting their breeding ground, a truly unique experience. Learn about this rare bird and its nesting habits.
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Grant Haua - Awa Blues
A national AOTNZ Tour “A seasoned artist who touches all kinds of points in the blues and folk from Taj Mahal and JJ Cale to dialled down Stevie Ray and even an adventurous touch of acoustic James Blood Ulmer. Seems ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 15th November 2022
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 15th November 2022
Jodi Vaughan & Brendan Dugan 40th Anniversary Concert
An exclusive and intimate evening's entertainment with two of NZ's finest entertainers and legends in Country Music Jodi Vaughan & Brendan Dugan. Celebrating 40 years since the release of their platinum album ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 8:00pm on Friday 18th November 2022
To: 10:30pm on Friday 18th November 2022
Wildfoods Festival 2023
One of the most iconic events in New Zealand! Come and get a Taste of the #WildFeralForaged foods on offer this March 11th at the 34rd Annual Hokitika Festival. Challenge your tastebuds and try everything from ...
Where: Cass Square, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Weld Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 11:00am on Saturday 11th March 2023
To: 7:00pm on Saturday 11th March 2023
Kita Mean - Delightfully Camp
Join the winner of season 1, Miss Kita Mean, from RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under on a spectacular 90 minute whirlwind of pop parodies, stand-up hilarities and finally… mental clarities as she gives you a giddy glimpse ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 8:00pm on Thursday 4th May 2023
To: 10:30pm on Thursday 4th May 2023
Destination Westland South Island Ultra Marathon
The Destination Westland South Island Ultra Marathon will be held on Saturday 13th May 2023 on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on the West Coast of the South Island. This is New Zealand's Fastest and Most Scenic Ultra ...
Where: West Coast Wilderness Trail, Hokitika, West Coast
Address: Finish & Race HQ - Beachfront Hotel Hokitika
From: 5:00am on Saturday 13th May 2023
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 13th May 2023