Hokitika, West Coast New Zealand

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Hokitika, West Coast, NZFor many tourists a holiday often develops into a hectic hustle and bustle not too different from the urban lifestyle from which they wanted a break. New Zealand's gold and greenstone capital Hokitika situated on the West Coast of the South Island is a destination not to be missed.

Scenic Location

Situated at the mouth of the river bearing the same name and with the scenic backdrop of the Southern Alps close at hand to the east. Hokitika (pop. 4500) provides a relaxing and friendly base from which to explore the West Coast. Opportunities abound for travelers both young and old and it is advisable to plan to spend more than just a day based there. Read more about activities in Hokitika.

Nature and History

Most attractions for the visitor are based on historical and natural resources. Within Hokitika it is possible to watch pounamu carvers and gold craftsmen at work, glass blowing and glass lace creation. A visit to the Museum is a must along with a nighttime stroll to the glowworm Dell where it is possible to see these unique creatures from a distance of only a few metres.

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Read more about the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival.

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Hokitika in NZ is a destination not to be missed. It's a place to stay for more than a day