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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  • August 10, 2017
    Lovely beach right next to township everything within walking distance. Nice views out to the ocean.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Hokitika Beach is a great place to go and get the cobwebs blown away. It has kms you can walk, stones and draftwood to admire. A good place to watch the sunset on a nice evening.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Went down to the beach to do some beach combing early one morning, there appear to be lots of parking spaces. The beach offers some nice stone pebbles and shells, can be a bit difficult to get to the ...  more »

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