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Things to do in Hokitika

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pizza Place
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“Fat Pipi Pizza offer a great range of exquisite pizzas. The whitebait pizza is a hidden secret. You won't be disappointed.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to shop
“NW supermarket for all your food supplies, its in the heart of Hokitika town”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“The heart of downtown Hokitika, this community run theatre runs movies, events, shows, town meetings and music gigs. We love watching movies in the large auditorium or seeing an arty movie in the small Reynolds Room theatre. All the latest movies and multiple screenings a day.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“Glow worms are only visible at night. Turn off lights once at the top of the track”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks. Live bee hives inside, sells honey.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“Find out all about the history of the area. You can also do walk around tours.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Suitable for all - groups, families and couples. Quick service, broad menu and great wine/beer selection.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Also has restaurant, excellent meals and reasonable prices, kids menus also. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A favourite place to visit, grab some fish n chips from Dulcies takeaways and enjoy the sunsets ..”
  • 8 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Catch the sunset over the Tambo You would never know that this was the home of a bustling port following gold discovery in he 1860's”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best place to go for gluten free & vegetarian. Incredibly flavoursome salads, smoothies, tarts, filo , coffee + teas.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A great place to visit for information about where to visit and transport options.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Glass factory is also a must see, they make a selection of glass ornaments etc., which you can view the making of and also purchase, it is on Weld street along from the Photo shop”
  • 10 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open Tuesday to Saturday 10-2, we love eating here! Great ingredients, open bench and table style seating so you can have a chat with locals if you like, or takeaway and feel ok that its all wrapped in paper. Joseph, the business owner and sandwich maker is passionate about his sandwiches and quality food. We also love the bottomless drip coffee served with creamer so you can help yourself and not get stuck in a coffee queue. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Fat Pipi Pizza offer a great range of exquisite pizzas. The whitebait pizza is a hidden secret. You won't be disappointed.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Suitable for all - groups, families and couples. Quick service, broad menu and great wine/beer selection.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best place to go for gluten free & vegetarian. Incredibly flavoursome salads, smoothies, tarts, filo , coffee + teas.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Elevated dining area so you can watch the waves while eating.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open Tuesday to Saturday 10-2, we love eating here! Great ingredients, open bench and table style seating so you can have a chat with locals if you like, or takeaway and feel ok that its all wrapped in paper. Joseph, the business owner and sandwich maker is passionate about his sandwiches and quality food. We also love the bottomless drip coffee served with creamer so you can help yourself and not get stuck in a coffee queue. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wow! great place to get fish n chips and with the location so close to the beach to enjoy eating them whilst taking in the awesome scenery.”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 3 locals recommend

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