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Hokitika Beach Tours and Tickets
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The beach is amazing, with black sand and huge waves. Also whole forests of driftwood. Although there are car parks right by the beach, getting down to the sand involves clambering over large rocks. This is not a beach for swimming and even paddling requires caution, the waves
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Well worth a look . The famous Hokitika sign made with driftwood and Tambo boat. Beautiful sunset. Beach changes daily as tides flow in and out dragging the driftwood with it
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Despite the incredibly strong wind, it was a really stunning place to watch the sun go down. If it hasn’t been so windy it would have been a really pleasant place to walk as well and there are lots of place you could sit and eat if the weather is favourable.
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We arrived at sunset with a thick cloud over the horizon. There was quite a bit of driftwood, but most has been collected to make art installations from the looks of it. The black sand was a bit different too. Not likely a beach I would go swimming in, but made for some great
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The sign is right there, 10 steps from downtown! Unfortunately for us it was high tide so no walking on the beach but the driftwood was plentiful, we wish we could take a bunch home!
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