What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika

What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika

Travelling with children can be a bit stressful at times, especially when the weather is not great. As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be keeping the kids happy when it is pouring with rain. Here are some of the things my family like to do when we get a rainy day in Hokitika.

HOKITIKA REGENT THEATRE

What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Regent Theatre, Hokitika

See a movie at the historic Hokitika Regent Theatre. Built in 1935 this theatre has become the hub of the Hokitika community following it’s restoration over the last 10 years by a committed group of volunteers and people from around NZ who have shared their expertise. This beautifully restored art deco theatre operates as a movie theatre, a performance theatre and as a town hall for the community.


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Hokitika's Regent Theatre - movie times & tickets
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THE NATIONAL KIWI CENTRE

What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Eel feeding at the National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika

Catch a koura & feed the giant eels at The National Kiwi Centre. The National Kiwi Centre is situated in the heart of Hokitika in an undercover facility that provides viewing of kiwi in our nocturnal house that replicates their natural environment. During your visit you can take part in feeding the giant eels (10am, 12 noon and 3pm daily). The eels are approximately 85 to 100 years old. The kiwi also get fed after each eel feeding. You can view the tuatara, New Zealand’s oldest living dinosaur. “Children (and adults too of course) love catching freshwater crawlies (koura) in our indoor fishing lake. This activity is strictly catch and release. No animals are harmed in the process and no hooks are used. We will issue you a crawly catching certificate on request. Come and give it a go!” National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika.


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
The National Kiwi Centre Hokitika
The National Kiwi Centre is situated in the heart of Hokitika and provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with New Zealand's national icons - Kiwi, Tuatara and Longfin Eel. Learn more about these special animals and interact with species local to the West Coast such as Whitebait and Freshwater Crayfish (Crawly).


http://www.thenationalkiwicentre.co.nz/



SHANTYTOWN

What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Gold panning at Shantytown

Take the kids to Shantytown. Children of all ages love Shantytown. Take a ride on the steam train, pan for gold, dress up in period clothing and take a family photo, explore the historical replica township. You can easily fill a whole day here there is so much to do. Much of it is covered so rain is not a problem. There is also a cafe

“With a flying fox (zip wire), old fashioned lollies, treasure hunts and wonderful buildings to explore there is plenty to keep everyone occupied for hours. Reuben Waite’s General Store has fantastic gifts, souvenirs and books to browse. Of course gold fever can strike at any time and the gold mining team at the Gold Claim will teach you to pan for your own gold (and we guarantee that you’ll come away with a little ‘colour’ for your trouble” Shantytown


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Shantytown Heritage Park
Shantytown, a recreated gold-rush town tells stories of fortitude and pioneering spirit through a fascinating mix of experience and displays. Ride the Steam Train through native rainforest, experience the sights and sounds of a working sawmill, watch the


https://www.shantytown.co.nz/Attractions/Serious+Fun+For+Kids.html



BONZ ' N STONZ FOR OLDER KIDS - I highly recommend Bonz 'n Stonz carving studio. Here you can carve your own piece of pounamu (jade), bone or paua shell. This is a truely special thing to do here. So much better than just being a piece off the rack. Design and carve your own. Full guidance given throughout by expert carvers.


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Home - Bonz N Stonz Hokitika
Facebook Instagram Google-plus Tripadvisor How It Works Carving your own piece is more than creating a hand made piece.It is a 360° experience that would allow you to experience the NZ carving tradition. You will be able to understand what carving is all about and immerse yourself in the Maori culture.With the help of our ...



SWEET ALICE'S Kids of all ages love hot chocolate, fudge, waffles and ice-cream. Take them into Sweet Alice's for a yummy hot chocolate. They also have sweets made on a 200 year old drop candy machine, they make their own fudge. Their giant ice-cream sundae in a waffle is divine!


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Sweet Alice's



HOKITIKA MUSEUM is great for children of all ages. There is a lot to see and do here including a great little film about the history of the town. There is also a kids activity sheet where they go around the museum and answer questions about items on display.


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Hokitika Museum
The Carnegie Building is currently open from 10am to 2pm daily housing some museum exhibits. During the height of the gold rushes, the West Coast was teeming with people.



These are just a few ideas of what you can do in Hokitika if it is raining. Of course, you can also do what we did frequently – just put on a coat and go outside and see all things you had wanted to see.


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Blue Spur Farmstay - CAMPERVAN PARK - Hokitika
Welcome! The camp site is a private spot away from it all but only 10mins to the town. Families absolutely love staying on our eco-farm among the many farm animals. Friendly free ranging kune kune pigs, goats and a flock of coloured sheep as well as our cows, peacocks and turkeys.


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Crooked Mile Cottage - CUTE & COSY BY THE SEA - Hokitika
Vacation Home in Hokitika. In the heart of Hokitika. 1min to the beach and river. 5mins walk to bars, restaurants and shops. An old, historic little cottage full of character and charm. A typical Kiwi bach -...


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Barn/Farmhouse in Arahura Valley. Experience an off-grid eco home, totally solar powered!. We are 5mins drive to the beach & 10min from the town centre. Meet the many farm animals, relax and take in the views of th...


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals! - Arahura Valley
Barn/Farmhouse in Arahura Valley. Stay on a farm & visit the animals. Experience an off-grid eco home, totally solar powered! Huge & very private room. Light breakfast provided in your room. 5mins drive to ...


What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Hokitika
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Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika
Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika
Arahura Valley, West Coast, New Zealand
1 Bedroom • 1.5 Bathrooms
Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika
Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika
Arahura Valley, West Coast, New Zealand
1 Bedroom • 1.5 Bathrooms
Crooked Mile Cottage - CUTE & COSY BY THE SEA
Crooked Mile Cottage - CUTE & COSY BY THE SEA
Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom
2 PRIVATE BEDROOMS - STAY ON A FARM 10min to town.
2 PRIVATE BEDROOMS - STAY ON A FARM 10min to town.
Arahura Valley, West Coast, New Zealand
2 Bedrooms • 1.5 Bathrooms
GOLD NUGGET HUT - Blue Spur Farmstay
GOLD NUGGET HUT - Blue Spur Farmstay
Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
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Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
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