Accommodation in Punakaiki

Below is a listing of accommodation available in Punakaiki – whether it’s budget backpacker accommodation, or luxury self-contained apartments, there is something here to suit everyone’s tastes.

Ocean View Retreat

The Ocean View Retreat is a 4 star 63 room hotel in Punakaiki. Comfortable modern rooms with spectacular ocean views and a soundscape of the Tasman Sea. Whether you want a night of luxury after the Paparoa Track, a romantic escape or an executive meeting retreat we have it. Ocean View has its own restaurant On the Beach as well as an executive lounge where you can relax with a drink and a sea view.

Telephone: +64 3 731 1168
Address: 4237 State Highway 6, Punakaiki 8252


Treescapes is a brand new two-bedroom house nestled in native bush looking out to the Tasman Sea.
Situated just one kilometre south of the Punakaiki River it’s ideal for Paparoa Track bikers and trampers, road trippers, families, or small groups.

Telephone: 03 731 1894
Address: Punakaiki South

Breakers, boutique accommodation

Stunningly located overlooking the Tasman Sea.
All guest rooms have fantastic sea views. Take a walk on the beach with our private track access or sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Situated 30kms south of the Pancake Rocks on SH6 – “The Coast Road”.

Telephone: 03 762 7743
Address: 1367 Coast Road, SH6 6, Nine Mile Creek, Runanga

Canopy Camping Escapes

Canopy Camping Escapes has gradually curated a collection of special places of the glamping kind, all lovely, and all off the beaten track.
The collection includes beautiful tents surrounded by nature, quirky cabins with packets of personality and secret hideaways that offer something completely unique.
We have two hideaways in the Punakaiki area, both near Fox River. Woodpecker Hut and The Hexagon.

Address: 5297 State Highway 6, Fox River 7871

The Punakaiki Treehouse

The Punakaiki Treehouse is set in three hectares of native bush, close to the beautiful Truman Track.
It incorporates two self contained studio units, both with decks overlooking the native bush. It also houses the Love Punakaiki luxury couples’ retreat, a two-storied couples’ retreat featuring a bath on the deck, and a treetop conservatory library.

Telephone: 021 997 199 or 027 535 2314
Address: 25 Hartmount Place, Te Miko


As its name suggests Cliffscapes is tucked below Punakaiki’s magnificent limestone cliffs.
Just opposite the Paparoa Track gateway, Cliffcapes is within walking distance of all Punakaiki has to offer.

Telephone: 03 731 1894
Address: Punakaiki Village

Te Nikau Retreat

Nestled in the native West Coast Nikau-forest.
Te Nikau Retreat has a wide array of self-contained cottages and lodges, private rooms and backpacker accommodation tucked away in the rainforest near the Truman Track. Whether you’re on holiday to explore, adventure or just want some time out in nature we have an option for you.

Telephone: 03 731 1111
Address: Hartmount Place, Punakaiki
Postal: CMB 8, Punakaiki, R.D.1 Runanga 7873

Punakaiki Beach Hostel

We’re located right by the beach.
Watch the incredible West Coast sunsets from our verandah and lounge. Relax to the sound of the sea and make yourself at home and enjoy our friendly atmosphere and our comfortable facilities.

Telephone: 03 731 1852
Address: 2 Webb Street, Punakaiki
Postal: CMB 31, Punakaiki, RD 1 Runanga 7873


Located on the beach front, backdropped by towering limestone cliffs and with stunning views out over the Tasman sea to the Pancake Rocks. Seascapes is truly a special home, offering the ultimate West Coast experience. Full Wifi and Linen provided.

Telephone: 03 731 1894

Punakaiki Beach Camp

Entrance to the Paparoa National Park, a camp with a view.
Between the beach, river and the Paparoa National Park the Punakaiki Beach Camp is truly a paradise holiday destination. Whether staying in a cabin or powered/ non-powered site you can be sure to hear the ocean crashing and the birds singing. It’s an ideal spot for staying a night or more. The camp is a short stroll from the beach and tracks leading into the national park.
Located 700m north of the Pancake Rocks under magnificent limestone cliffs. The camp has full kitchen and bathroom facilities available. Hot showers included. Wifi available.

Telephone: 03 731 1894
Address: Owen Street, Punakaiki
Postal: CMB 12, Punakaiki, R.D.1 Runanga 7873

Tairawhiti @ Fox River

Close to Punakaiki, the famous Pancake Rocks and the new Paparoa Track.
Spectacular sea views and sunsets from the sunny covered bbq deck.
Privacy and tranquility in a fully equipped holiday home – log-fire, unlimited wifi, linen supplied – sleeps 8.

Telephone: 03 789 5078 or 0275 305 889
Address: Fox River