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. Hokitika Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Hokitika Edition.
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  • Great to see the beach covered in sculpture works. This happens is January and stays until the sea washes them away 
  • Really nice stretch of beach. watch out for the artwork made out of driftwood. Not a beach for swimming, but perfect for a walk. 
  • Different to any beach we have walked before the drift wood makes the landscape a spectacle. They also have a festival of drift wood art if you can make that it looks amazing! Also the Hokitika name s...  more »