Punakaiki Beachfront Motels
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- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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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 …
... had chowder and I had calamari. After petrol and a supermarket experience we crossed the powerful looking Grey river for the last few kilometres to our pitstop for the night.
After driving through the flooded main road we left the local floods behind and soon came to the tourist attraction of Punakaki Rocks - tidal blowholes and pancake rocks. Google. Impressive half hour or so. Five minutes later pulled down a drive on a small bit ...
... scrambled eggs for breakfast, using up the eggs that cracked when, taking a bend a bit fast, the fridge door opened and the entire contents ended up on the floor of the van!
Anyway, fortified, and despite the rain, we were determined to have a look at the reason we are here ... The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes so we left the dry of the campervan ...
... the rocks in the warm evening sunshine. We then continued along a very scenic route which was incredibly quiet. Our destination the Punakaiki Tavern was very disappointing, room very basic, the food not great. From a limited menu choice I chose fish and chips which was very reminiscent of school dinners fish! We're glad it's just for the night! However, the Tavern is placed right on the shore so we were able to have a walk watching the sun set over the Tasman ...
Today would be another driving day mainly. We left around 8:00 having packed up our camp ground things and headed off. Our destination today would be a small place called Punakaiki. Simon said its one of the most remote villages in the whole of NZ. We did the usual stops for toilets and snacks at small cafes along the way. Stopped for lunch at a supermarket and for some reason it had wifi so it must've been quite a ...