Punakaiki Beachfront Motels
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room
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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 …
... killed chickens to forecast the weather with about the same accuracy. At least they got a result: fried chicken. Two American girls were also staying, eating and preparing to move on. I must have missed seeing them the previous evening in the happy crowd. I had fun playing with the newly acquired abandoned five week old kitten. I watched the two zombies fronting the breakfast TV show on the other side of the living room, made small talk ...
... below. We went on a short bushwalk then returned on the 160m long zipwire which was fun!
The road continued beside the Buller river almost to the coast. The skies got greyer and the heavens opened. The rain cleared as we reached the coast and we shortly found our campsite at Punakaiki, right by the beach.
... Pancake Rocks & Blowholes' (pic) so called because of the effect that the sea erosion has had on them - they resemble stacked pancakes which I think you can make out from the photo. Had to make a quick return to our room as we saw some rain moving in. We missed it, in fact it moved away and the sun is out again so sitting on the patio taking in the view & supping some ...
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 ...