The breathtaking beauty of the South Island of New Zealand is best observed at one of its most gorgeous areas: Punakaiki on the southwest coast. Most famous for its natural wonders, the Pancake Rocks and its many blowholes, Punakaiki is a small settlement at the edge of Paparoa National Park. Formed millions of years ago by the relentless action of ocean, wind, small marine creatures, and earthquakes, the Pancake Rocks resemble giant stacks of pancakes, and the blowholes are vertical passages through which ocean water gushes out like a geyser. Visit at high tide and be blown away by the impressive sights that behold you as you explore the winding walkways of the national park. The national park offers a range of adventures like canoeing and paddling on the rivers, walking in the lush rainforests, horse trekking, stargazing tours, caving, swimming, kayaking, fishing, surfing, etc. Bookabach beachfront houses, self-contained cottages, and homestays in Punakaiki are the perfect base for indulging in these activities. So, let’s take a look at the best Bookabach holiday homes in Punakaiki, New Zealand.
This quintessential Kiwi Bach (a small and simple holiday home or beach house in New Zealand) has an idyllic beachfront location. The main draw of the house is its shaded outdoor wooden deck with spectacular Tasman Sea views. The well-appointed interior of the house is made more charming with its hundred-year-old native kauri timber floors and an old coal range. A short path from the house leads you right to the beach and a quick drive down the road will take you to the world famous Punakaiki blowholes. You can go fishing right off the beach, enjoy long walks on the beach, or watch the dolphins from the deck. The towns of Westport and Greymouth are about half an hour’s drive from the house.
wild waves, romantic sunsets, cosy kiwi bach5725 SH6
The superb oceanfront location of this Waihaha Bach enables you to watch the rolling waves right from the deck or from the couch inside the house, too! The sand and pebble beach right outside the house is perfect for long walks during the low tides. This cosy, cushy, and fully furnished Bach has all the amenities that you would need for a comfortable stay, including unlimited internet, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and two bedrooms that exude relaxed vacation vibes. The bush walks and caves at Fox River are just 2 kms (1.24 miles) from the house. A 15-minute drive will take you to the famous Pancake Rocks. Enjoy New Zealand’s wild west coast at this Waihaha Bach!
Waihaha Bach ~ high tides andamp; good vibes3/5725 State Highway 6
Situated on the edge of Paparoa National Park, this house easily sleeps eight guests. The main draw of this house are the amazing Tasman Sea views that can be enjoyed from the sunny outdoor deck as well as the upstairs bedroom windows. The house has a well-furnished living room, a spacious dining area, and a full kitchen. The bedrooms are clean and cosy and the bathroom is updated. A well-maintained back lawn with a picnic bench is also available to the guests. The Pancake Rocks are a ten-minute drive away. The Fox River and popular local swimming spots are also quite close by.
Tairawhiti @ The Fox River5770 State Highway
At this amazing private rental, you will be surrounded by lush green foliage and be able to feast your eyes on the spellbinding ocean views beyond! A well-kept garden welcomes you into this charming house. Inside, the house has an open-plan kitchen and living areas and sun-drenched dining and lounge areas. The bedrooms are comfortable, too. The charm of the house is its native timber flooring, an outside bath, a walk-in shower, and a shaded deck to enjoy the panoramic vistas. The beach is just a two-minute walk from the house. A forest trail is nearby and a leisurely stroll will take you to the Fox River. The Pancake Rocks and blowholes are a short drive away, too.
Charming House with spectacular sea views5568 State Highway 6
Enjoy a romantic getaway at this extraordinary treehouse surrounded by the foliage of a native New Zealand bush. The house has a sunny living and dining area and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The glass-roofed library area in a corner of the house is perfect to curl up with a book or a drink. The bedroom is cosy and the bathroom is modern. The outdoor deck comes with quirky furniture and a hot tub, too! A ten-minute walk will take you to the beach from where you can take in the rugged coastline vistas. The Truman track is also just a ten-minute stroll away.
Love Punakaiki Couples Retreat25 Hartmount Place
Enjoy a perfect stay at this beautiful Bach built in 1925 and centrally located for easy access to the attractions of Punakaiki. The relaxing outdoor deck of the Bach is ideal for gazing at the marvelous sea views or taking in the beauty of the native coastal vegetation. This family-friendly home has furnished living and dining areas and a well-equipped kitchen. Hear the waves crashing outside and drift into a deep slumber in one of the three comfy bedrooms of the Bach. The Pancake Rocks are just a ten-minute walk from the bach. The Pororari River track is also a short walk away.
Beachfront bach in the heart of Punakaiki.1 Dickinson Parade
This centrally located Bach is the ideal base for all your adventures in Punakaiki. With two plush bedrooms, an updated bathroom, and a full kitchen to whip up delicious meals, this Bach can easily accommodate six guests. It also has a relaxing screened-in porch for socializing and entertaining. Another open outdoor space on the property has a picnic bench, a wooden deck, and a barbecue area. The Punakaiki Tavern is right next to the Bach, the beach is a minute’s walk away, and the Pancake Rocks are a ten-minute walk away. A quick five-minute drive will take you to the Truman track
Stunning Paradise central on large section26 Punakaiki rd
With towering limestone cliffs serving as the backdrop for this vacation home, it is hard to not fall in love with it. Local bushes surround this beautiful house and the Pancake Rocks can be easily seen from the balcony. The décor of the house is very contemporary, detailed, and chic. The easy-flowing, open-plan layout of the living, dining, and kitchen areas lends a holiday vibe to this boutique home. The bedrooms are elegantly furnished and provide lovely views. The beach is a short walk from the house. The Pancake Rocks and the blowholes are also a short stroll away.
Seascapes Punakaiki a Luxury self-contained house.1/4367 SH6
Conveniently located right next to the Paparoa National Park, this holiday home is a tranquil space surrounded by native vegetation and looming limestone walls. The cottage has a wide lawn at the back and a sunny balcony to admire the surrounding views. The cosy cottage has a furnished living, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The beach is just two minutes away and many family-friendly activities like walking, horse riding, and swimming can be done within the vicinity.
Beautiful house next to Paparoa National Park5 Owen Street
This house has an indoor-outdoor living concept with its living area opening onto a large outdoor deck. The house has a full-size commercial kitchen, a lounge area, three bedrooms, and bathrooms, to easily sleep eight guests. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows of the house provide spectacular 180-degree views of the jagged cliffs, lush greenery, and the beautiful Tasman Sea. The house is located a mere twelve-minute drive from the Pancake Rocks. The town of Greymouth is a twenty-minute drive away.
RATAVIEW 180 degree Ocean Views2626 Coast Rd SH6 Barrytown
A slice of paradise in Punakaiki
With almost all the accommodations in Punakaiki offering spectacular views and all the necessary amenities, it can be quite difficult to make a choice. Luckily, we have compiled a list of the best Bookabach holiday homes so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the best of this wild west coast gem!
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