Punakaiki Beachfront Motels
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- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
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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We may have arrived in NZ at 12.30am but we were on our way to pick up our van by 8am with the great customer service of our motel.
The pick up of a van is always an arduous time consuming process but we did get out of there, buy our groceries and leave Christchuch by noon.
Very soon after hitting the road we remembered why New Zealand is so special. Around ...
... on the side of the road, crossed the quiet highway and walked straight in to this narrow hole. No sooner than we had crossed the threshold to the cave than it opened up into a massive cathedral that split into two hallways. We followed one to the end admiring the flowstone and stalagmites before turning and exploring the other end which was longer, taller and wider. The final room in the cave looked like a grand ball room with tall ceilings and sandy floors. We danced ...
... like that there and apparently has the most sunshine in the whole of New Zealand. We thought we'd better make the most of the weather and pulled over in the waterfront town. Here we walked up to a viewpoint which happened to be the exact middle of New Zealand and gave us a good view over Nelson. We also did what we always do when visiting a new place and entered the tourist information centre to find out what to do in the surrounding area. An hour away was the Abel ...
... relaxing and peaceful, it basically involved standing on a board, similar to one you would surf with, and with one paddle manoeuvring our way along the Buller river. Me, being me, managed to slip on the mud whilst trying to get on my board and fall face first into the water! I also tripped over a tree whilst standing on my board but fortunately only fell on the board and not in the water. I think I did have half a tree in my ...
... where it rained. We then headed along the coast to Greymouth where it rained some more. We even went to the location of our final big thing in NZ, the big sandfly and it was raining so much that they had put the sandfly away and required a significant amount of pleading and evidence that we had taken our photo with every other big thing in NZ for them to roll it out for us. We hauled up at a campsite in Greymouth and made the ...