The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival are held in March each year. For 2006, it will be held on 11 Mar.
The population swells to over 20,000 for that weekend. The town comes alive to music, wild bush food and Monteiths Beer.
When you stay at this backpacker the hosts Colleen and Ray always light up a bon fire on the beach and like to invite anyone out talk while toasting marshmellows over the flames. Great idea and you can get to meet other guests
You find plenty of driftwood over the beach at Hokitika and this drifwood is great for burning on bonfires