Hokitika Beach


Well known for its many heritage buildings, art shops, wildlife centres and driftwood beach sculptures, Hokitika is a pivotal township along the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

Our year round cycling itineraries include a night’s stay in this vibrant and humble town. At Sunset Point, you can photograph the most amazing sunsets in the world! The spectacular Hokitika Gorge is a short drive away and the Glowworm Dell is a great spot to visit in the evening.

Geoff’s Pick

Hokitika Beach, Sunset Point

A picture speaks a thousand words right? Make your way to Sunset Point at the end of the day to catch the last light of the day. Take some fish and chips down to the beach with you for that authentic Kiwi experience.

Food & Drink

The Kitchen

The Kitchen on Tancred St offers comfort food on a whole other level. We really recommend their dinner menu and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with blue cheese and coleslaw.

Stella’s Cafe

A stone throw from the beach, Stella’s Cafe has seriously good coffee and a wide variety of food.


Hokitika Gorge-West Coast

Hokitika Gorge

A 33km drive outside of Hokitika is the spectacular Hokitika Gorge. The gorge walk is a great way to view the beautiful blue/green Hokitika River as it makes its way through the rock sided Hokitika Gorge. We recommend a morning tour with Hokitika Scenic Tours on day 2 of your West Coast Wilderness cycle trip, before hoping on your bike and cycling through to Cowboy Paradise.

The National Kiwi Centre

Located right in the centre of Hokitika itself, the National Kiwi Centre features some of New Zealand’s most iconic and rarely seen wild animals in a facility that replicates their natural environment. Spot a native Kiwi, or NZ’s largest reptile and oldest living dinosaur, the Tuatara.

Glowworm Dell

Just a short stroll from the northern end of town, and free to the public, Hokitika’s Glowworm Dell is a great spot to visit in the evening.