On the Trail of Colour in Hokitika

For those “following the trail of the world created” in Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, the Telegraph suggests ten great things to do in Hokitika.

Included in the list is a cycle along the 120km West Coast Wilderness Trail “through historical gold and rail trails between Ross and Greymouth, passing through Hokitika along the way.”

“It passes from coast to wetlands, rainforest and lakes, and is an exhilarating way to see the area.”

“Go hunting and gathering” at Hokitika’s Wildfoods Festival “where everything from huhu beetle grubs to seagull eggs are fair game.”

“It shows off the culinary creativity of the area, including live entertainment and cooking demonstrations.”

As well, “drive the coast road and visit the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks” or stock up on some Hokitika pounamu as a souvenir of your West Coast holiday.

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