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Check In: 14:00 |Check Out: 10:00

Set in a quiet coastal bush environment, overlooking Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and close by Paparoa National Park, a worthwhile location between Nelson and the glaciers to break your journey, to walk through native rainforest and along rugged beaches. Quality studio units built in natural timber, with queen and single beds, open onto a private bush-surrounded deck. One unit with access facilities. Two self-contained units (separate bedrooms) with panoramic views towards the sea and the Pancake Rocks. Blowholes view is ideal for a couple with amazing views whereas Pancake view with 2 bedrooms is great for a family or 2 couples travelling together. Bush Cottage is a self-contained 3-bedroom unit and is an affordable family unit sleeping 5. All self contained units have full kitchen facilities which give you the option for self catering; however there is a cafe, restaurant and tavern serving evening meals nearby. All units are smokefree and have insect screens, refrigerator, electric blankets, heater, heated towel rail, hairdryer, microwave, toaster, electric frypan and a private deck. Zenbu wireless internet available, Vodafone cell phone coverage, Freeview Television. Because this accommodation is adjacent to the native bush you can often view native birds in their habitat, particularly the endangered black petrels which breed in the coastal forest of the Paparoa Range, Wood Pigeons, Tui and Weka will walk freely around the area. You will even have an opportunity to view glow-worms after dark. Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes is a must see. With favourable weather and sea conditions the Blowholes are a spectacular sight. The Pancake Rocks walkway, just one kilometre from your accommodation, winds through native rainforest into flax and coastal vegetation as it nears the rugged coastline. Along the Pororari river walkway you are transported back in time to when dinosaurs roamed. Keep walking and you will meet the inland pack track, the route used by the pioneering goldminers. To complete the circuit the pack track meets the Punakaiki river track returning you to the Coastal highway..


  • Barbecue
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  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Microwave in Unit
  • Parking
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • TV

Cancellation Policy

I agree to pay a cancellation fee of cost of full booking to Paparoa Park Motel if I cancel with less than 7 days notification prior to check-in or no show. Credit card details are stored securely and used only for 'no shows' cancellations within 7 days of the booking arrival lost keys or for wilful damage theft additional cleaning smoking inside inappropriate behavior or breaching terms (refer to us for group and special event booking terms). If you book for consecutive nights and fail to turn up for the first night we reserve the right to cancel your booking and no refunds will apply. Use of facilities prior to check-in time of 2pm or after check-out time of 10am may incur additional charges. Number of guests in your room is not to exceed the number made in the booking or additional charges will be made. No responsibility is taken for guests personal property left on the premises. Written cancellation by email is required.