Things to do in Hokitika

Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice. Hokitika is a playground of hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking, and exploring the nearby glaciers and rainforests.

From simply strolling along the beach to hiking the nearby hills. Visit the National Kiwi Centre, explore the Tunnel Terrace Walk or discover the Glow Worm Dell. Learn the rich history of the town at the Hokitika Museum and Heritage Trail or nearby attractions like the Westland Industrial Heritage Park.

Whatever type of activities you enjoy, you won't be short of things to do in Hokitika.

Hokitika Accommodation

This “cool little town” has excellent accommodation options, from ubiquitous AirBnB home stay rentals to camping at Hokitika Holiday Park, you'll find the full spectrum of holiday accommodation in Hokitika.

For something luxurious or unique, try the 5-star Rimu Lodge or quirky boutique hotels like the Hokitika Fire Station and the historic Theatre Royal Hotel

Alternatively, if you want a convenient and stylish stay in the heart of the town with stunning ocean views, then the Beachfront Hotel Hokitika is an exceptional choice.

History of Hokitika

Getting to Hokitika by train

You can get to Hokitika by train aboard one of the following escapes by rail and unique rail tours: