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Hokitika, gateway to the South Westland World Heritage National Park, is on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

Get in[edit]

The cheapest way to get to Hokitika is with with fares starting at $1. Intercity Coachlines also travel there. Located approximately 2 hours drive from Fox Glacier.

Get around[edit]

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  • Wildfoods Festival, [1]. Annual food festival displaying foods that range from the begnin, to the absolute wildest (paua titties (roe), bull, lamb and goat testicles) you could consider. Usually held in March.
  • Visit the glowworm cave.
  • Carve some jade.

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  • Hand blown glass. Watch them make beautiful pieces of glass and then make a few purchases at the Hokitika Glass Works.
  • Wilderness Gallery, 29 Tancred Street, 0064-3-7557575, [2]. 9am-5pm. A fresh, contemporary gallery located in the heart of Hokitika. the perfect place to discover the Colours of the West Coast. Stunning Photography, unique giftware by handpicked NZ artists. Highly recommended on  edit

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  • Hokitika Holiday Park, 42 Stafford Street, 64 3 755 8172, fax 64 3 755 8127. Tent sites, power sites, cabins, and motel units available. From NZ$10-105.
  • Riverview Cabins, 154 Kaniere Road, 64 3 755 7440.
  • Teichelmann's Bed & Breakfast Inn, 20 Hamilton St, NZ Free phone 0800 743 742, 64 3 755 8232, 64 3 755 8239, [3]. From NZ$115-180, including continental breakfast.
  • Airport Tudor Motel, 123 Tudor Street, 03 755 8193, freephone 0800 883 671.
  • Black Sands Moter Lodge and Motor Home Park, 252 Revell Street, 03 755 8772, 03 755 8773, Freephone 0800 755 222, [4].
  • Blue Spur Lodge, PO Box 168, Cement Lead Road, 03 7558445, [5].

Get out[edit]

  • Fox Glacier. 2.5 hours drive south on State Highway 6. Fox Glacier is the biggest and less crowded West Coast glacier.
  • Franz Josef Glacier. Two hours drive
  • Punakaiki Blowholes. An hour and a half drive
  • Shantytown. 20 minutes drive
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