Hokitika Airport is the West Coast’s regional airport. Known as the hub of the West Coast. Hokitika is a kiwi slice of heaven, nestled between the Tasman Sea and the Hokitika River.
Hokitika Airport is the gateway to the West Coast, including the town of Greymouth which lies to the north of Hokitika and the famous Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers located further south.
The West Coast is the land of greenstone and gold, where New Zealand’s history is at its most rich and raw. Hokitika is at the centre of it all and Hokitika Airport is where your journey to the heart of New Zealand truly begins.
Check out these things to do while you are in Hokitika.
Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve is one of those picturesque locations that hits the right note in your senses and make you feel good upon arriving. The intense turquoise water enclosed by lush inherent bushes looks out of this world and are well worth the visit. Situated 33 kilometres (20 miles) from Hokitika, the Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve is home to the worlds best white water adventure kayaking, established amongst granite ravines and stunning bushes. Drive half a day through the picturesque loop and circle back to Hokitika after appreciating the Gorge via Lake Kaniere and Dorothy Falls, to enjoy the excellent views of the turquoise waters of the Hokitika River as they pass through the rock sided Hokitika Gorge.
West Coast Tree Top Walk and Cafe is an exciting treetop adventure amid moderate rainforest titans. Participate with nature high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Get easy admission for all to relish along a steel platform 20 meters (66 feet) high during a leisurely hour long stroll through the stunning West Coast rainforest tree tops.
A distinctively wild and delightful destination, the Westcoast Treetop Walk and Cafe recharges, refreshes and lets you appreciate great local foods in the ease of the Mahinapua Cafe, snuggled beside the serene Johnnies Creek. The cafe is open for business daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm during the summer and 2:00 pm during winter.
Wilderness Gallery - If you adore nature, you cannot miss visiting this gallery. There is way too much quality art like photography, metal art, watercolour paintings and many other media to divulge in! A fresh, modern gallery situated in the centre of Hokitika. It is the picture-perfect place to learn the colours of the West coast.
At the Wilderness Gallery, Juergen’s spectacular photography is accompanied by a variety of exclusive handcrafted jewellery, woodenware, pottery, statues and figurines, created by selected New Zealand artists. The Wilderness Gallery is open 7 days a week.