Hokitika is an historical seaside town on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Hokitika is conveniently located as an over night stop, or base, for exploring this beautiful and dramatic region.
As an overnight stop Hokitika is approximately 5½ hours drive from Picton, Nelson, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Marahau and Akaroa, also from Christchurch if travelling via Punakaiki Pancake Rocks (3 ½ hours direct from Christchurch).
Those overnighting in Hokitika have several high quality restauarants and cafes to choose from, sunsets at the beach and the opportunity to visit New Zealand’s largest collection of glow – worms (outside of a cave system), after dark and they’re free!! A wide range of craft galleries where artists can be seen working in all mediums including local greenstone (jade) and gold, can be visited. All are within a short distance of Teichelmann’s.
For those with a little longer, Hokitika is an ideal base for exploring, day trips can include:-
Westland National Park and Glaciers.
Arthurs Pass National Park.
Paparoa National Park, including Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, short walks and Seal Colony further north at Westport.
Inland from Hokitika, Lake Kaniere, includes lakeside rainforest walks and the spectacular Hokitika Gorge.
Or simply relax, stroll along the beach, visit the craft galleries, the West Coast Historical Museum, Westland’s Waterworld featuring local species, then maybe a short rainforest walk.
We are ideally located for your town activities, so you can forget about the car. However long your stay we will be pleased to help you make the most of your visit.