Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is situated 220 miles (354 kilometers) northeast of Hokitika, while Christchurch is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the southeast.
The National Kiwi Centre and Hokitika Beach are great places to spend time in Hokitika.
To discover why so many travelers select West Coast New Zealand as their holiday destination make sure you and your travel buddies spend a bit more time in the region. Greymouth, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Moana, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Hokitika are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast of Hokitika is Greymouth, a regional center and the home of Monteith's Brewing Company, Lake Kaniere and Brunner Industrial Site. Ensure you don't head back to Hokitika until you've checked out Greymouth's Hokitika Beach, National Kiwi Centre and Lake Brunner.
On a fine day, head outdoors to experience West Coast New Zealand's lighthouses, open-air museums and open-air exhibits.
The area around Hokitika offer some fun outdoor options for those who enjoy water. Rafting and tubing are just two of the popular choices here. Take advantage of the wisdom of the locals by signing up for one of the wildlife spotting tours, cycling tours and guided nature walks.
Wherever you are coming from and however long you stay, wonderful memories of Hokitika will linger for a long, long time.