Hokitika River is in the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Hokitika River has its source in the Southern Alps and flows after 64 kilometres into the Tasman Sea right next to the town of Hokitika. 33 kilometres upstream from where the river meets the sea Hokitika Gorge can be found. Filled with brilliant turquoise water and surrounded by native bush Hokitika Gorge is a sight for sore eyes. A swing bridge over the river adds the final touch and has to be crossed to get down to the waterfront.