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. Put Hokitika Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hokitika trip website .
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  • Walked along the beach late afternoon. It faces due west, picturesque with lots of driftwood. Perfect for sunset photographs  more »
  • Stopped off here on the way to Fox Glacier, ate our lunch on the beach and went for a walk in the town. Very pretty place, some nice boutique shops.  more »
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