Punakaiki Cottage Motels

Mabel Street, Punakaiki, South Island, 7873, New Zealand | Motel
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The Wild West Coast

A travel blog entry by mdod


We woke up to more clouds and light rain. Prince William and Kate (and George) must have brought this **** weather with them. They arrived the same day we did and their visit was ALL over the news. LOL…Yesterday they reported that George had a play date with a "cross-section of locals" and that he "dropped his rattle and Kate quickly picked it up." When we were in the grocery store the front page of the newspaper had a picture of the baby and two older ...

Punakaiki village - Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by lgodfrey3


It's a regular 7am start, then onto a 2hr 30min hike. Or like myself a drive down to the beach and a 4hr relax. Definitely more my style, hopefully this will rejuvenate the batteries. We arrive and head for amazing pancakes. Punakaiki is well known for its "Pancake rocks and Blowholes". The coast line here is lovely the layers of rock are ...


A travel blog entry by amy.beith


... wet paper shape it and it has to be done quickly before it cools. Blown objects are made with hollow pipes then transferred to solid pipes to make the top of the object. We then visited the metro cave system on the Nile river just outside of Punakakiki - it was amazing! Then we went to barrytown and had a horse ride on the beach with a big Clydesdale named Murphy. It was beautiful and we had tea and damper bread. Tomorrow we head to Christchurch for our last night in New ...

West coast road - pancake rocks & blowholes

A travel blog entry by belhorizon1


... piano" where the instrument ends up on the beach. I later saw a book of photographs taken only in this area and I regret not having stopped longer to take some good shots.
We arrived in Punakaiki in the middle of the afternoon which was not too bad and we first headed towards the pancake rocks and blowholes at Dolomite point in the Paparoa national park. Here the fierce Tasman sea has shaped the ...

2 o'clock to 9 o'clock (anti-clockwise!)

A travel blog entry by smilerontour


... is totally accessible. And much as the warnings ask you to stay 20 metres from seals, it is hilarious to see these attention-seeking creatures at this colony. A few would deliberately shuffle up to the seating area and sit right in front of people posing for photos!! A short distance beyond Kaikoura is the Ohau colony. At the mouth of the small river, females give birth to their pups in November & December. Something that I would have loved to see happens between ...

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This motel, located on Mabel Street, Punakaiki, is near Pancake Rocks and Pancake Rocks.
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