Hokitika Beach, Hokitika

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Stroll along the unspoiled sands of Hokitika Beach and look for interesting driftwood washed ashore while admiring views of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Mount Cook. Driftwood plays an important role on the beach, where every January artists flock to take part in a driftwood and sand beach sculpture festival. Participants create art from anything they find on the beach, and these pieces usually remain viewable up to two weeks afterwards until the sea claims them again. Also search the sand for pounamu, the country's version of jade, and look for native wildlife like sunbathing seals. Put Hokitika Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hokitika trip website .
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  • A nice beach but don't expect white sand. Water clean and green to look at with modest waves at present. A short walk from the Main Street. Worth a stroll.  more »
  • A great place to relax and watch the sunset which looks beautiful. Water was so crystal clear. Enjoyed the views and walk around the beach. A must place to visit in hokitika.  more »
  • Walking to the beach can be seen with wooden hokitika words, you can take a photo with it, make a souvenir, November visit time Sea wind is very big, making visits to remember to wear a coat to prevent sun and warm, the sea beach to see the sea is very beautiful!
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