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* '''Seascape'''.  Located on the beachfront with views of the Tasman sea.  Opening at 7am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Punakaiki is on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island and hass the service center for the Paparoa National Park. Best known for the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.


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  • Pancake Rocks.
  • Blowholes.


  • Punakaiki Horse Treks, 64 3 731 1839. Guided two and a half hour treks leaving morning, noon, and night. NZ$95 per person with a two person minimum for the standard tour, personalized tours for NZ$120. Closed during the winter.



  • Seascape. Located on the beachfront with views of the Tasman sea. Opening at 7am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.



  • Havenz Punakaiki, Hartmount Place, 03 731 1442, [1]. Luxury homes and holiday apartments.
  • Hydrangea Cottages, 03 731 1839, fax 03 731 1838, [2]. 4 cottages set into the rainforest with stunning view. Studio and family suites available. NZ$175 - NZ$275 per night for 2 people, more people extra.
  • Paparoa Park Motel, 03 731 1883, 0800 72 72 76, [3]. 5 studios, 3 family units. NZ$120 - NZ$150.
  • Punakaiki Beach Hostel, 4 Webb St, 03 731 1852, [4]. Tent sites, NZ$14; 5+ bed dorm, NZ$19; 5 or less bed Share, NZ$21; Twin room, NZ$24; Double room, NZ$24; Single room, NZ$35. All prices per person and with BBH discount. If not a BBH member, add NZ$3.
  • Punakaiki Cottage Motel, 03 731 1008. Studio and family cottages available.
  • Punakaiki Motor Camp, Owen Street, 03 731 1894. Cabins also available.
  • Punakaiki Rocks Hotel and Villas, 03 731 1168, 0800 786 2524, [5]. 63 room hotel with luxury eco units, deluxe rooms, and luxury standard rooms.
  • Te Nikau Retreat, Hartmount Place, 03 731 1111. A hostel just north of town.
  • Te Puna Bush Haven, Hartmount Place, 03 731 1141.
  • The Beach House, 03 789 7942.
  • The Rocks Homestay and Bed & Breakfast, Hartmount Place, 03 731 1141, [6]. 3 ensuite rooms: two queen, one twin. NZ$110 - NZ$175 for double or single occupancy. Evening meals NZ$40 - NZ$50 with extra for wine.
  • Tidz In Cottage, 03 789 7286. Two bedroom cottage with kitchen.
  • Wave Watchers Retreat, 03 332 0635, [7]. Two bedroom home with kitchen and other features. Approx NZ$250 for first night and NZ$200 for each additional night for two people.

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