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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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 …
... name for a driver needing a break in due to allowed driving hours) and after missing breakfast the cup of tea I had was quite possibly the nicest one I have ever had. Drinking it sat by a log fire was absolute bliss but just as soon as I had finished my cup it was back on the bus. After a few more hours of ever winding road we popped out of the rainforest and were right on the coast. The scenery was magnificent, just so rugged and untouched. ...
... blowholes dispelling misty sea steam from the battering sea waves below. The rocks looked like they were piled high on layers giving them the distinctive name of pancake rocks. On one part of the jutting rocks next to the shore there was a board showing all the different depictions of monsters and faces seen through an imaginative eye. We stopped for lunch further down the west ...
... 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 ...
... a while for us to realise that they were newly acquainted!
During the night, we were rocked by blustery wind and lashed by rain which hadn't let up much by morning, and Chris ventured out in his very smart red Peruvian poncho, which he said was about as much use as a chocolate fireguard in the wind!
Waiting for the rain to subside, ...