The closest ‘Pick Up’ location for your hired campervan is Greymouth.
Hokitika is only a 30 minute (39 kilometer) drive south of Greymouth.

Affordable Campervan Hire near Hokitika

The town of Hokitika has a small population of 3,078, making it the perfect quiet spot for people choosing campervan rental for their stay in Hokitika. The town is located just 40 kilometres South of Greymouth, it is easy to travel from Hokitika to Greymouth and enjoy the many extra activities that you will find in both towns. Not only will you be able to travel to Greymouth when you choose motorhome hire in Hokitika, but you can explore the whole of New Zealand’s beautiful West Coast and see all the sights that the area has to offer.

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When you choose campervan hire in Hokitika, you can use My Campervan™ to find the best campervans for your stay. There will be many options to match your budget and travel dates when you use our great search feature, allowing you to customise your search.

There are all kinds of great reasons why you should choose a campervan rental for your trip to Hokitika. There are all kinds of limitations when it comes to regular accommodation, when you rent a campervan in Hokitika, you will be able to enjoy much more freedom. You can stop overnight in quiet locations or you can book a space in one of the local motorhome parks local to Hokitika, such as the Greymouth Seaside top 10 Holiday Park, 252 Beachside Motels & Holiday Park, Hokitika Holiday Park, Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation and the Hokitika Caravan Park.

Motorhome hire in Hokitika allows you to bring more equipment with you and drive it around with you. If you are planning on going swimming, or if you may get muddy when walking or quad biking, you will be able to park your campervan nearby, take a shower, dry off or change your clothes in no time. Then you can focus on enjoying different activities rather than being put off due to lack of change facilities or equipment.

You can enjoy many fun activities from the comfort of your campervan such as cookouts, day hikes, and other outdoor activities and it’s a great way to access local produce and meet local folk.

You have the freedom to travel at your own pace when you use a campervan rental in Hokitika as well as being able to enjoy whatever food you like, as you can drive to the nearest fast food place, restaurant or cook your own food. This is a very closely matched experience to what campervan rental Wellington has to offer, although Hokitika is a better option if you are looking for a quieter atmosphere.

Great Things to do Near Hokitika in your Hired Campervan

When you come to stay in Hokitika, you’ll be able to enjoy all kinds of activities to keep you busy during your adventures. Having a campervan to do it all in will mean that you can fit more into your time in and around the tranquil Hokitika area, as well as being close to all the facilities that you may need in a hurry.

You can visit the town’s museum where you’ll watch the history of the coast come to life. If you’d rather get closer to the wildlife near the town, you can see real life Kiwi at the National Kiwi Centre.

There are plenty of beautiful sights to see in the town. You can visit the works of the artisans in the town, who create traditional style glass art, create copper art structures, paint rocks and turn wood into art. You can even visit the town’s award winning Seaforth Gardens or carve your very own taonga at Bonz & Stonz.

Finally, why not swim at the Hokitika Public Swimming Pool or work out at the gym? This is a great place to unwind and de-stress while still keeping in shape during your trip.

You’ll be able to drive your motorhome around the nearby areas surrounding Hokitika and access the rest of New Zealand, using the State Highways that run close to the town.

You can join State Highway 6, which passes through the town. Recent improvements to this highway make Hokitika an easily accessible and scenic place to visit, even for a weekend or day trip. There is one spur from the highway, a 6.9 km highway that links Frankton with the tourist centre of Queenstown.

The West Coast highway is a 100 kilometre stretch, which includes two of the coast’s larger towns, Greymouth and Hokitika. You can travel easily to Greymouth from Hokitika in your campervan. The Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier are easily reachable using this highway and if you want to visit the beach, you can do that too, as State Highway 6 meets the coast at Bruce Bay before heading inland past Lake Paringa, then joining the Tasman coast at Knights Point.

You can take State Highway 6 to the south, where you’ll travel from the Makarora River valley to the northern tip of Lake Wanaka. The highway skirts the eastern coast of the lake before crossing The Neck, a saddle in the mountains that lie between Lakes Wanaka and Hawea.

State Highway 8B passes through the Kawarau Gorge, emerging close to the wine-producing area of Gibbstown and at the western end of the Kawarau Gorge. Midway between Cromwell and Queenstown, the highway passes the Nevis Bluff, a steep schist rock outcrop rising 100 metres above the Kawarau River.

State Highway 73 is a major east-to-west State Highway that runs across the South Island in New Zealand. It connects Christchurch on the east coast with Greymouth and Hokitika so that you can easily reach this city by campervan. State Highway 73 begins 11 kilometres south of Greymouth at Kumara Junction and passes through farmland, scrubland and forest through the settlements of Kumara and Dillmanstown.

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Drive Your Motorhome through Hokitika’s History

‘Hokitika’ is a Te Reo Maori word, which translated into English means ‘Place of Return’. This name is in reference to the town’s abundance of greenstone. The town was founded on gold mining and in 1864, it was at the centre of the West Coast Gold Rush. The town became the capital of the short-lived Westland Province from 1873 until the abolition of provinces in 1876.

Hokitika has become a major tourist stop on the West Coast’s main highway route, with carving of greenstone an important local industry. Another main industry in the town is the ecotourism industry and the town is starting to show signs of recovery after the dwindling of the major industry of greenstone.