Hokitika Travel Guide

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Hokitika is a township on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, 40 kilometres (25 Miles) south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. The town has a population of just over 4,500 (2001 estimate).

Founded on gold mining in 1864, it was a centre of the West Coast goldrush. By late 1866 it was one of the country's most populous centres. It became the capital of the short-lived Westland Province from 1873 until the abolition of provinces in 1876.

Hokitika is a small tourist town, famous for it´s greenstone, rubies, wool and wood crafts. World famous for it´s ¨Wildfoods Festival¨ which is held each year in March.

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