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 bach
Top guest reviewsThe second bed is in the loungeComfy cosy cottage right on the beachthe bach was warm and cosy right on the sea front so relaxing and peacfullThe view from the kitchen sink and even the bed has to be one of the best in the worldMurray provided everything we needed for a wonderful holiday including comfy bedsThe bach was clean and well equipped
Host:the owner was helpful and friendlya well stocked kitchen were really appreciated I would book againOwner great communicator and every detail covered beautifullyit was great to stay in one and enhance the experience of visiting American familywe had to open the windows we got so warm with the coal rangeRead more reviewshas got the balance between modern convenience and Kiwi Bach perfectThe Bach is a piece of paradise MurrayOur group of 4 found this character filled bach perfect for our needs and Murray's communication with usPerfect place for a lazy weekend get away Cosy and relaxing ThanksLove it here Murray has done a great job on this simple beautiful bach in a fantastic location
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 & Good Vibes
Top guest reviewsbut you do even at high tide with the bedroom window openWalking tracks were closed because of the flooding but walking the beach right in front of the bach was wonderfulThe beach is literally out the front door and just down the road are wonderful tracks through the Paparoa National ParkWe loved this comfortable little Bach and the view of the waves crashing on the rocks right below it Very well equipped with everything we needed and nice and warmThis wee home has everything you need and moreGreat views and surf sounds Very clean and filled with everything you needThe images cannot capture the amazing soundtrack of the ocean which was spectacularA wonderfully equipped Bach directly over the ocean with good parking Lots of personal touches and everything works
Host:We appreciated all the activity suggestions he left for the guests(and we had almost all good - sunny and warm)Daniel was only an email/phone call away for any questions we had and gave great service :-)Really appreciated that Would love to stay againGiven the teeming rain when we arrived and all the next day it was an added bonus having NetflixRead more reviewsAn awesome bach in a magnificent locationTop marks and looking forward to another visit in the near futureThe Fox River market on Sunday morning was well worth a visitThe range of seats on the verandah is great too Local walks - along the beach up the Inland Pack TrailThe location of this bach with sea views from kitchen lounge and master bedroom make this a perfect west coast retreat regardless of the weather
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.
Stunning sea views, sunsets in a romantic, cosy Kiwi holiday home
Top guest reviewsThe house was warm and roomyThere was plenty of room for the 7 of usThe home is spacious and the beds are beautifully comfortableThe sunset off the deck were amazing totally awesomeThe girls complained the noise of the sea was too loudThe house was very inviting and cleanEverything was clean and tidy
Host:The hosts were helpful friendly and great on communicationquiet with great sea views warm with wood burner alsoOverlooking the ocean outside deck owner available for area questionsComfortable Beautifully decorated And owner is super quick to respond to booking requestAng was a lovely host who told us all the best swimming holesRead more reviewsThe house is older but is really very charmingit's a little drive to Punakaikibut the property is ideal for a larger group wanting a base from which to explore the CoastThe views from every window in the house are spectacular Top location on the prettiest part of the West CoastIt is close to pancake rocks and there are nice hiking trails nearby
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 views
Top guest reviewsGuests should come prepared with all they need because you will not want to leaveand it was a couple of hundred meters down the road -A washing machine was the only thing I missedThe the sea rocks you to sleepalbeit we only stayed one night
Host:the guy there pointed us in the right direction and we eventually found the placebut disappointed the map was wrongso didn't actually stay where we'd intended Quirky home with amazing viewsface to the sea giving you the most breathtaking vieeThe home is clean and tidy and the views are magical rain and all :-)Read more reviewsSuch a beautiful setting for a relaxing break awaySuch a gorgeous cottage with lots of character in a perfect settingLovely ocean view and easy access to beach from houseThe best place we stayed in on our winter South island tripGreat place beautiful spot simple no-fuss check in process
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 Retreat
Top guest reviewsBrilliant apartment with plenty of space and charmbut we thought it would be equally nice
Host:lovely bush surroundings great locationExceptionally well equipped and exquisite (and spotless) decorGreat place to stay Private and quiet and very well presented etc Shower a little tricky but the instructions given were helpful Would definitely stay again and recommend to othersRead more reviewsBeautiful treehouse in a winderful location
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.
Top guest reviewsHad a power cut the first nightit was fun sitting in the dark with candles on all the tables )glorious sun - after driving through snow on Porters earlier in the dayWe really loved this place Excellent location well equipped to self cater or the tavern is a 1 minute stumble down the roadmy grandparents really enjoyed staying here Nice to see the photos of the history of the place on the walls - built in 1925 Not much phone reception as was explained in instructions
Host:We enjoyed the local walks river sea beach(we went to the pub and found out everyone's power was out and was made very welcome -outstanding Stunning rocks and stones littered along the beachSuch history Incredible to have the wild west coast a stones throw from the deck Thanks to the family for allowing others to share this bachThe place reminded me of a typical kiwi bachRead more reviewsA great piece of kiwiana in paradiseA great location on the beachfront with the riverwalk not farso was nice to take a break away from the cityWe had a lovely stay at this bach - being right on the beachExactly what a kiwi bach is Superb location right on the beach and had everything we needed
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 section
Top guest reviewsThe inside is really cozy and the outdoor living space is a super bonusKids enjoyed having their own sleepoutwas nice to take the chill off on the rainy daysThe photos don't do justice to the placeAwesome deck plenty of room in any weather on that deckbut had everything we needed very clean
Host:The outdoor living area was well used by our family and the gas heaterLynne and Trevor were amazing hostsand they kindly let us use the kayaks for a paddle on the river which is about a 2 minute walk awayRead more reviewsCosy bach in a great locationWhat a cute wee property in a great location Just a minute stroll to the beachLittle heaven between beach and mountain Nice little cottage with covered veranda and stand alone guest room in big fenced yard Tavern and beach within few minutes walk Good to note that there ar...The outdoor area was well set out and the area itself really really peacefulthe backdrop is breathtaking Its also dangerously close to the Tavern
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.
Top guest reviews
Host:Fab property and great coastal location would highly recommendBeautiful location and a great house Very bright and airy with a stunning view out over the ocean One of the best sunsets we have seen for a while Great living area very comfy beds and very warmRight next to the surf with a short stroll to the blowhole rocks and to eating options The property is well equipped elegantly furnished and very cleanRead more reviewsGreat house in a great location Beautifully decorated clean good kitchen equipment good quality linen and VERY comfy beds Lots of things to go and do or just sit and admire the view and the so...Located in a slice of paradise beautiful tasteful decor clean and spacious The view from the lounge to the ocean and
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 Park
Top guest reviewsVery comfy and everything you need for a nice comfortable stay awayLovely little cosy cottage well equipped with everything you needA delightful and well appointed cottage with very comfortable bedsAn extra tea towel for the dishes
Host:Very small things to make it even betterGreat little house close to the pub and camp and seaGreat cottage for a couple with kids Comfy beds & good bathroom & kitchen facilities Close to the beach walks & kayaking-Read more reviewsA great place in a fantastic locationGreat location on main road but close to beach
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 Views
Top guest reviews
Host:good location with fabulous views More suited to large parties than fmiliesRead more reviewsClose enough to Punakaiki and has great outlookGreat property for a group Close to Barrytown Knifemaking
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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