Gateway to Glacier Country and the South West

The beach at Hokitika river mouth.

Only a half hours drive south of Greymouth, Hokitika is a seaside town that exudes the timeless characteristic of the region. This timelessness soon settles on one and it’s easy to relax and live how you feel rather than follow any mechanical schedule.

The substantial Hokitika river flows by the town and most days provide magnificent views of the Southern Alps which divide the South Island from North to South and there are a wide range of activities for young and old.

The area is rural with agriculture and forestry playing an important role. There’s a rich local history of gold mining

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