Punakaiki Beachfront Motels
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- High-speed internet in room
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
- Microwave in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPunakaiki Beachfront Motels
Definitely the best place to stay on the west coast if you're visiting the Pancake Rocks. Less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel, Punakaiki Beachfront Resort is as close to nature as you can physically get. Enjoy a stroll on the beach before dinner and be sure to grab a cocktail in the lounge before dinner. Never fear, all seats in the restaurant overlook the ocean, so you won't miss sunset if the clouds clear. The rooms are more like cottages, which make you feel as though you've retired to your own oasis.
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Day 1. Shuttle from Christchurch to Moana; Ride from Moana to Rapahoe - 42km - shuttle to Punakaiki.
Mark dropped us off at the train station bright and early at 7:15 am to catch our TranzAlpine Railroad to Arthur's Pass. Unfortunately, while we were in the car, a 6.4 earthquake hit Methven (40 minutes from ChCh) and messed up some of the …
... of a sudden we just turned in and there were these 2 like holiday houses. 8 of us girls were in one and then then guys and a few of the girls in the other. We followed one of the trails around the coast to see some of the most famous rocks in NZ. They were called pancake rocks and they legit looked like pancakes. Lots of sedimentary layers built up and then came up through the sea in little islands. Quite cool. ...
... where sheep are genetically modified to become bigger and stronger and better able to deal with predators. This all worked but the experiment went a little too far and the sheep become carnivorous and violent, attacking anything that moved. That discussion makes Tina concerned the goats are going to make their way down and attack..... After an hour's walk we come to a swing-bridge. This is a time when gentle ...
... shacks/ houses right on the waterfront - nice. About 10 km from Punakaiki we start a 3 km climb and realise THIS is the climb to Perpendicular Point, called this as it drops about 150 metres straight down. It has about a 7% gradient but is manageable. We arrive at the Punakaiki Motel just after lunch. Here for two nights and looking forward to a relax and seeing local sights. Total kms - 55 Overall - 313 ...
... I find interesting. The weather was very good while we were there; I'd love to be there during storms.
On our second (and last) night we went out to the rocks to join all the people watching the sunset. There were some Jewish people staying at the hostel who came out to the rocks to pray as the sun set (it was a Friday so the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath) and their prayers which I could faintly ...