Te Nikau Retreat

Hartmount Place, Punakaiki, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Punakaiki

Abel Tasman to Punakaiki

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness


We got a new bus driver in Picton to take us to Abel Tasman national park and after a 5 hour drive we arrived into Marahau where we were staying. The national park scoots around the coast with great walks through the forest and along the coastline. After a 12k walk we jumped on a catamaran and sailed back to see the coast from a different angle, …

Black Ball

A travel blog entry by steffielou


So we set off from Abel Tasman, fairly uneventful trip apart from the coach door kept swinging open meaning someone's bag actually fell into the road! Luckily a skydive can was behind us and picked it up, there was a tense moment figuring out whose bag it was lol was quite a long bus journey, but we did stop at the pancake rocks which were pretty …

The impressive power of the sea

A travel blog entry by lorna.burnell


From Nelson I travelled to Punakaiki with its famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. These formations were pretty impressive. The best was Putai blowhole, which during high tide produces huge eruptions from the blowhole, the blast also leads to beautiful rainbows being produced. The strange limestone rock formations were created 30 million years ago, …

Riwaka to Murchison to Punakaiki

A travel blog entry by cleavers

Over the next four days, I will be driving almost 1,000km in my quest to see as much of South Island as I can. Crazy? Perhaps. But with some careful planning, I'm hoping that this will actually work in my favour and I will get to see and do more than anticipated. Take today for example. My planned route took me from Riwaka to Punakaiki - a driving …

The descent

A travel blog entry by tan14


The next leg of our trip took us from Nelson through the Buller gorge, which had some spectacular scenery then via Westport down to Punakaiki where we spent the night. The section from Westport down to Greymouth(which we will pass through next) is listed as one of the best 10 road trips to do. We weren't disappointed either with the road running …

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTe Nikau Retreat Punakaiki

    Reviewed by steffielou


    Reviewed Oct 11, 2013
    by (20 reviews) Bingley , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The lodges we stayed in were in the middle if a forest but our facilities were really good, 2 showers, 2 toilets, games, blankets, a heater a comfy, squishy beds, had a really good nights sleep here, also super close to the beach which was amazing!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by lorna.burnell

    Hostel in the middle of the Rainforest

    Reviewed Apr 2, 2013
    by (1 review) Bristol , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This Hostel is set in a beautiful l;ocation in the middle of the Rainforest with only a 5 minute walk to a nice beach. The staff were so friendly and picked me up from the bus stop which was great. It reminded me of my stay in the Honduran Cloudforest, but the facilities were considerably better! Such a relaxing place, I wish I was staying longer.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by mattandandy

    Great place

    Reviewed Jan 27, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Completely different from everywhere else we've stayed. Very warm welcome and great muffins too!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Te Nikau Retreat Punakaiki

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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