Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

Address: Mabel Street, Punakaiki, South Island, 7873, New Zealand | Motel
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This motel, located on Mabel Street, Punakaiki, is near Pancake Rocks and Pancake Rocks.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsPunakaiki Beachfront Motels

      Reviewed by carmarmax

      Cozy condo in nature

      Reviewed Jan 6, 2015
      by (15 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

      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.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Punakaiki

      Backroads Bike Trip Day 1!

      A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Jan 06, 2015

      20 photos

      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 …


      A travel blog entry by holmesaway on Mar 06, 2015

      8 photos

      ... 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 ...

      Punakaiki and the Pancake Rocks

      A travel blog entry by elainehayes on Mar 05, 2015

      18 photos

      ... 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.



      A travel blog entry by sdmjam-nz on Feb 28, 2015

      1 comment, 2 photos

      ... 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 ...

      Pancake rocks

      A travel blog entry by amzellen on Feb 08, 2015

      1 photo

      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 ...