If you’re looking for a peaceful holiday getaway in New Zealand that speaks for itself- this is your place! Punakaiki, best known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, located on the West Coast of the South Island offers every visitor an experience of a lifetime.
The West Coast of the South Island is a sparsely populated region with some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand. It is an area of mountain peaks, impressive glaciers, tranquil lakes and raging rivers, lush rainforest and a rugged coastline.
Travel from the blowholes at Punakaiki, south to the towns of Greymouth or Hokitika and then onward to the rugged Franz Josef and Fox Glacier townships.
Canoe or kayak across the Pororari River, through the gorgeous rainforest in the Paparoa National Park or horse-trek along the scenic Punakaiki valley; discover the historic & cultural roots of this delightful town in a setting that evokes a real holiday feeling- A mix of adventure, relaxation & genuine West Coast hospitality.
Mainstay Hotels in Punakaiki, West Coast
Punakaiki is tucked into the northern end of Punakaiki beach, just 50 meters from the high tide mark, and 300 meters south of the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Few places in the world can offer such comfort so close to the wild action.
The Resort has been carefully designed to blend into its natural setting and capture the essence of its beauty. A fan shaped lounge overlooks a natural wetland and from the dining room you can watch the changing moods of the untamed Tasman Sea, for hours until the sun sinks into the horizon.
Designed in harmony with the local environment, our rooms are cleverly staggered for the best view, while maintaining privacy from one another. Elevated walkways wind over luxuriant plantings to access many rooms.
Our staff maintain the West Coasts traditions of friendliness and hospitality. With their knowledge of local walks, beaches and activities, they will help you enjoy the wonderful environment that begins a few meters beyond the front door