ADD TO LISTFew travelers make their way to Hokitika when visiting New Zealand, and those that do usually stop to go see the Hokitika Gorge. Travelers tend to prefer to more popular destinations such as Greymouth and Franz Josef Glacier when visiting the area. If you do travel to Hokitika, please add your favorite places in this Hokitika travel guide.
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Until visiting Hokitika, I knew about the Farmer in the Dell, but I didn't know that was also the hideout of the glow worms. As came into Hokitika, passed a sign to their dell. So, after darkness had come in Hokitika and I had had my dinner, wondering what to do with, until I remembered the little glow worms!
If you can, sneak down the beach for the sunset. Sit on an old rotten log and just watch it the whole way down. Lovely. If you are around this area, try and go more out towards the country...there is a good backpackers called Blue Spur Lodge which is pretty clean and surrounded by walks and fields.
Hokitika is a small town with many Green Jade trades.
The Local jade price vary from NZ$20~300 for a pair of ear rings. Price depends on the cut and the quality of the jade itself. Normally the clearer the better (without cloudy spots), with crystal like colorful shades.
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