Heart-stopping water spurts and intriguing landscape formations are just the two most famous reasons to visit charming Punakaiki hotels on the South Island of New Zealand. But there’s a lot more here than blowholes and hiking trails. The itsy-bitsy town situated between the Tasman Sea and on the Paparoa National Park boasts a stunning assortment of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, swimming and rock climbing, alongside equally entertaining indoor options like knife, jewellery and craft making. Visitors emerging from Punakaiki accommodation are rarely disappointed.
First stop: The Pancake Rocks. Here, visitors flock to watch the blowholes spew bursts of seawater at high tide. The carved walkways and staircases are gorgeously inset in the layered limestone rock, thus the moniker. There are also wheelchair friendly paths here. Next, book an appointment to forge a knife or carve jade jewellery in Barrytown before heading underground to visit the glow-worm caves off the Charleston Nile River.
Save money in the budget of your Punakaiki accommodation by joining HotelClub’s free membership and gain generous member benefits and exclusive savings to secure a cosy suite and delightful upgrades with a happiness guarantee. Then take your savings and hire a local tour guide or enjoy a bouncy horseback ride along the shores of the beautiful Tasman Sea in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
Arriving at Punakaiki accommodation is easy. International visitors arrive at Christchurch International Airport and transfer to Greymouth or Westport Airports, both of which are about equidistance from the centre of Punakaiki. They then hop on an InterCity bus or hire a car service.
Punakaiki Resort offers excellent friendly service with the highest standards of accommodation to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralThe Punakaiki Resort provides meeting facilities for you to... More