Punakaiki Cottage Motels

Mabel Street, Punakaiki, South Island, 7873, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Punakaiki

Kiwis and a Wish

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... income and help them afford to live on the property and have a country life-style.

We’ve watched the weka that seems to live around the bach every morning around the time we eat breakfast – sometimes he comes right up to our window and looks inside – it scoots around with brief bursts of energy and then very cautious walking. ...

The Cycle of Day and Night

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... go the bathroom. I look out the window and see what? Sunrise had come already and in the light blue early morning sky, I can very clearly see – what is that? Maybe a planet, maybe a satellite? It’s the size of a pin so when I hold up the binoculars to my eyes I’m happy to find it at all let alone figure anything out about it. And then as if a light switch went off, the ...

An expedition for cash & provisions

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... time since I can say that.

We’ve decided on an expedition to the nearest town, Westport, about 45 minutes north of us. We need some more cash to pay for our bach rental and since we decided to extend our stay here to 6 nights, we’re in need of more food provisions. That’s quite a distance if you think about it – ...

What does it do in a rainforest?

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... our walk. We started out in the rainforest, then the skies opened up when we got to the field of flax, and then it opened up even further when we got to the ocean cliff. The wind was up and so were the waves – just one big wow after another! We carefully stepped down to the beach and here the sound of the waves increased ...

My morning experience...

A travel blog entry by daretoknow


... am moving with all the changes. There is always something moving. Nothing is still. Nothing is unchanging. Even the rocks whither with wind. Even mountains solid, grow and lessen, with clouds. This subtly of movement attracts and draws me to where it is not wholly obvious, and to where one but cannot notice its changes. It is here that I am still. Amongst all the momentum, amongst all the shifting, all the rearrangements. Stillness in movement. Incomparable but true. One of the ...

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