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“A Pleasant Surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hokitika Museum

Hokitika Museum
Ranked #7 of 31 things to do in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT SEISMIC STRENGTH
Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

An informative, relaxing wander through the West Coast 's history was housed in a lovely old building. Friendly staff and some comfy chairs to sit in, but enough to keep the kids amused too.

Visited December 2011
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Cairns, Australia
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181 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Housed in one of the more interesting buildings in Hokitika, we spent an hour browsing through this great museum. It certainly spoke strongly of the affluence and dynamics of the Hokitika in the gold rush days. The video presentation was great as was the collection of displays from that era. It's well worth the visit!

Visited October 2012
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Westport, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I saw a wonderful exhibit on whitebait. It explained its history, localities, and the incredible passion all West Coasters have for this delicacy.

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Thank Helena F
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Forster, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
“Interesting & well displayed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

This museum was one of the more interesting I've visited and the knowledge and enthusiasm from the museum caretaker was second to none. Definitely worth a look and the kids loved it too.

Visited October 2012
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A city surprise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We didnt plan to go, one of those 'oh we're passing' decisions, like magnets we were drawn to the place. Loved it! Fabulous displays, great staff .... loved it!

Visited September 2012
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