Westland High School - Te Kura Tuarua o Hokitika


Kia ora, we would love to welcome you to Westland High School and Hokitika. Enjoy reading about what we can offer you!

The sea, lakes, and rivers are a big part of life here on the West Coast. Hokitika is a coastal town (the beach is 1km from our school) and the nearest lake is only 10km away. The Hokitika River flows alongside the town and the Hokitika Gorge is a favourite destination for visitors.

Whether you enjoy, walking, kayaking, swimming, cycling or just being in the outdoors, the Hokitika area and the wider West Coast have something to offer everyone. Come and enjoy the magic!


  1. Study at Westland High School

    Browse the following pages to see what Westland High can offer you! Read more…
  2. Outdoor Education

    The WHS Outdoor Education programme is delivered by our very experienced Outdoor Education teachers Mr Mike Talbot and Mr Sheldon Lee. ... Read more…
  3. Video: Hokitika, West Coast /Te Tai Poutini

    Westland's scenery is stunning. We have mountains, lakes, rivers, beach on our doorstep; and the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail - ... Read more…
  4. Host Families

    Our 2020 German student, Amelie with her host mother, Karren McNee. Read more…
  5. Video: Insights from a German mother.

    A German mother tells of the many benefits of having her daughter study in New Zealand. Read more…
  6. International Student Buddy

    Pictured above, our 2020 student, Amelie with her buddy, Jasmine. Read more…
  7. Insurance

    International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. Read more…
  8. Fee Schedule and Quality Assurance

    Please find below links to Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021, quality assurance ... Read more…