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Hokitika - West of the Southern Alps

Hokitika is a small town on the West Coast of the South Island. Its 40 kilometres south of Greymouth. It will be great town to stop over during your South Island trip.

Hokitika has a artististic community. The artist creates craft, sculptors, jade jewellery and paintings.

They have natural resources and raw materials (greenstone (pounamu), gold, and other minerals.

The population has declined greatly and now only about 4000 people live in the town.

Hokitika is also gaining its popularity for the annual wild food festival which is held in March each year and have been running since 1990.

Hokitika Information Centre

Do stop by for brouchers and information of Westland.

This is a very nice architecure which is called the Carnige Building which is also a museum.

Mountain Jade Backpackers

Jen standing at the balcony of the Mountain Jade Backpackers.
It is located just beside the Hokitika Clock Tower.
You will not miss it when you enter the town.

  • Last visit to Hokitika: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Feb 25, 2006
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  • Aidy_p's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 8:45 PM

    Lovely entries of Hokitika! :)

  • Feb 23, 2006 at 12:38 AM

    Such serenity! You are blessed to be at Hokitika! Great tips.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2006 at 6:35 PM

    Another great page, it good to see you back adding content Jen!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2006 at 9:11 PM

    well done page on my fav. Town on the West Coast..lovely. and you stayed in the Jade as well. good stuff. greetings Waltraud

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 6:53 PM

    LOL, i see robert's beer comment;p Cool, you're using the additional photo tool to full advantage!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2006 at 1:59 AM

    How many times have I been to Hokitika and it has POURED with rain? Did it do that to you too? Excellent page - lots more to come on NZ from you I feel. Well done - leyle

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2006 at 11:44 PM

    Great pages Jen... I'm especially fond of Monteith's Black Beer :~)

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2006 at 5:53 AM

    It's a nice page Jen! I loved the sheep station. It was so funny

  • jenaikes's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 8:27 AM

    I like the Clock Tower and some of the old architecture : ) Great job with the NZ pages, Jen!

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 1:02 AM

    Good to see your NZ tips happening : )

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