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We made it to Hokitika on the West Coast on our third day of my friends from the UK, trip around the South Island. We left Christchurch at 6:30am as we had a long day of travelling making our way over the Lewis Pass to Punakaiki and our first night stop over at Hokitika on the West Coast.
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast Region of New Zealand's South Island, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River.
Hokitika is a Te Reo Maori word meaning 'place of return', a name referring to its riches in greenstone (pounamu) or nephrite.
For More Info on Hokitika: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokitika
Any one interested in following our trip around the South Island.. here is a map: www.wises.co.nz/l/lewis+pass/#c/-41.801671/172.516537/8/