Hokitika, with a population of approximately 4,400, is the administrative and social centre for Westland, the southern end of the West Coast. The industries that support the local community are principally focused on the primary sector and include:

  • Farming and Horticulture
  • Forestry
  • Gold mining
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Retail
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Cottage industry eg Crafts, moss processing
Dairy Industry Open Face Mining

The town is served by rail and road (State Highway 6). Air New Zealand flies into Hokitika Airport up to 12 times a day.

bridge (27K) aeroplane

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