Activities for a Rainy Day in Hokitika

What to Do in Hokitika When it Rains

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  • blackcap
    new zealand178 contributions
    Lovely gallery. Some amazing handmade items from local artists. Some beautiful jewellery, photos, wooden items and a great topographic map of around New Zealand too!
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Allan H
    Raumati Beach, New Zealand26 contributions
    My granddaughter was delighted to catch a crawly and to be able to look at it close up. Our grandson was enthralled by the ells and the kiwi. Good outing enjoyed by all.
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,340 contributions
    This lovely old building only has one room open to the public given it needs earthquake strenghtening, and sadly there seems to be few if any original features inside. But the outside of the building is a quite lovely Victorian structure. And check out the history of the building - funded by the famous Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,707 contributions
    Helpful staff, good selection of info leaflets and retail items. We stopped by here to pick up a leaflet about the town heritage walk. They have a notice up saying they are cashless, but I was able to pay for my single page leaflet with coins - I could have used eftpos, but it seemed hardly worth it for 50 cents!
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Trevor
    1 contribution
    Absolutely fabulous craft shop to satisfy a large range of interests and very friendly staff. The most outstand part was I emailed them asking if they could courier an item I had spied and taken a photo of without my wife detecting me, it is for Mother’s Day. The correspondence was lightening quick, answered all my questions and provided me with bank details. I purchase the item around 1pm and it was on my door step at 950am the next day, we are in CHCH, NZ. It might be just over the alps, but I was expecting 2-3 days. The packaging was also top class. The item individually wrapped, then placed in a good-sized box with plenty of paper strips cushioning the item, brilliant. I’m extremely happy and will defiantly return, must see for all, great experience. Thanks, a mill, Trevor, Yes, I’m a male in a craft shop! and what an enjoyable experience it was….
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Gretchen B
    Scandia, KS8 contributions
    A west coast stop for fans of vintage machinery should include the Westland Industrial Park. An ongoing project of area volunteers, this collection of buildings near the airport, houses a variety of equipment of the past. Mostly construction equipment, small utility boats and motors, local fire engines and commercial vehicles are included, plus a few Caterpillar crawlers and specialty tractors. A miniature railway is under construction. which will add appleal for visitors with young children. My favorite was an American built stagecoach that was used used the route between Christchurch and the west coast during the goldrush. What a thrilling and terrifying ride! Friendly volunteers welcomed us to tea. Fans of vintage machinery are the same all over the world.😁 Check out the heritage park web page for more details.
    Written 17 February 2020
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  • cscac
    Petaluma, CA399 contributions
    Although I did not buy any socks here, it was wonderful to pop inside the store and see the beautiful socks that the owner makes. The machines in the back of the room are intricate. Who would’ve thought it was so difficult to make a sock? Great place to stop for a visit if you are in the area.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • Steve C
    Wellington, New Zealand55 contributions
    A nice wee cafe almost in the middle of nowhere (just when you are feeling like a coffee, this place appears!) and not only do they do eats and drinks they also sell local 'souvenirs' and things from the attached shop. But, on top of all that, you can buy the most delious fresh Westcoast Salmon. So nice!
    Written 8 August 2020
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  • mammap1975
    Winchester, New Zealand23 contributions
    AMAZING!!!! Everything about this place was amazing from the hosts Gavin and Cindy to the food, the rooms, the boat tour and the hospitality. Highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • w00dy32
    Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
    I cannot rate this experience highly enough. This is the 3rd time I’ve visited and each time I’ve come away with beautifully carved pendants. Steve is patient and helpful through every stage and the carving studio is just as user friendly for girlz as it is boyz🙂. Thanks again Steve.
    Irene ( and Jan)
    Wellington NZ
    Written 7 April 2022
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  • Martin R
    32 contributions
    Show room is very nicely set out and staff very pleasant and helpful. Displays were very good and very high quality products.
    Written 28 November 2020
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  • pd7
    Harlow, UK576 contributions
    Some nice examples of Art Deco buildings in Hokitika, particularly the theatre. Nowhere near as ubiquitous as in Napier on North Island but worth stopping for a look see. Tbh we just drove through Hokitika and took a few photos (also the Clock Tower) as we had to press on to Franz Josef.
    Written 18 September 2020
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  • Julz
    2 contributions
    I have purchased 2 pieces of jade from this lovely shop. They have a huge range of beautiful jade, and they were very helpful in getting the pieces I wanted. The couriering of the pieces were super fast. Very good service and so helpful. I would definitely recommend going there to find your piece of jade.
    Written 24 March 2021
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  • Moira Gibbons
    1 contribution
    Beautiful carving which really brought out the best features of the pounamu. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us to find a memorable gift. Many thanks!
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • ElvisInvercargill
    Invercargill, New Zealand234 contributions
    William very hospitable and patient with all visitors. Opportunity to purchase a unique natural souvenir and affordable. He enjoys what he is doing and take that as it is.
    Written 7 January 2021
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