In the evening, we reached Hokitika before sunset. This gave us ample and perfect time to click pictures of Hokitika beach during sunset. Hokitika Beach offers beautiful views of Hokitika's driftwood-covered beaches with a 'Hokitika' wooden structure. In the night we did visit the glow worms' dell walk, easy and free.Next day after a sumptuous breakfast at our Airbnb, we headed to Hokitika gorge. Believe me, it was the most amazing experience of the journey after blue pools. Due to, may be the rain that had been poured down in the last couple of days, the water of gorge was silver grey instead of turquoise blue. It changed the view dramatically, the walk through the jungle, crossing the bridge and occasional sights of tree orchids made it more pleasing. There's a lookout point right at the place where the stream turns, which is a perfect picture spot too.
We started from Christchurch to Hokitika. The drive was amazing and so the picturesque beauty of the surrounding starting from grasslands, farms, stables, mountains to river bodies and the weather, everything was very pleasing. We didn’t wanted to miss even a single view of the things.