West Coast Hotel Accommodation
Our West Coast Hotel Accommodation is 2 minutes walk from the Punakaiki beach. Situated in Paparoa National Park just 300 meters from the magnificent Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, the beachfront Punakaiki Hotel Resort offers comfortable, environmentally friendly accommodation with rainforest and ocean views.
More spacious and luxurious, this suite has been designed and built to have minimal impact on the environment. It features a private balcony or patio offering ocean and rainforest views, kitchenette facilities, a private bathroom with bathrobes, and late check-out (11:00). Please note that rooms include a king bed and there is no capacity for extra beds.
Williams Hotels has grown to a portfolio of over 350 quality rooms that are strategically located in some of New Zealand’s most iconic locations. They include:
o Oakridge Resort in Wanaka
o Punakaiki Resort in Punakaiki
o Ashley Hotel in Greymouth
o Ashley Hotel in Christchurch
o Towers on the Park in Christchurch
Visit Williamshotels.co.nz to find out more
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes
Dolomite Point and its Pancake Rocks are predominantly limestone, worn and sculptured by the weather and sea, leaving unique stacks resembling pancakes layered on top of each other. The sealed track is very well maintained and is suitable, with some assistance, for wheelchairs. The Department of Conservation has installed information boards at locations of interest along the track. At the coastline the track has many lookouts and areas for fantastic photos to be taken of the Pancake Rocks, blowholes and beautiful views of the coast and mountains. Allow approximately 45 minutes to explore and take photographs.
Truman Track is another very popular short walk in Punakaiki. Car parking is available opposite the track starting point, a few minutes drive north from Punakaiki, at Te Miko. The track begins in the beautiful sub-tropical rainforest of ferns, nikau palms, rimu, etc. Nearing the coast it passes through typical West Coast coastal flax flats before emerging onto a coastal headland with stunning views up and down the local coastline. The beach is accessible at low tide where you can walk north and further explore the rugged coastline. Allow approximately an hour return, to fully explore the track and the beach.
Underworld Adventures – Underworld Rafting & GlowWorm Cave Tours
Join us on a simply magical journey of discovery in the enormous Nile River GlowWorm Caves amidst a calcitic wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites complete with unbelievable galaxies of GlowWorms.
Whether it be our award winning “Underworld Rafting”, or the more passive “GlowWorm Cave Tour” and “Nile River Rainforest Train” or even the full-on “Adventure Caving” be assured that you are in for and adventure never to be forgotten.
Paparoa National Park
Department of Conservation Visitor Centre.
Call in and see what Punakaiki and the Paparoa National Park has to offer. Conservation products and services, walks, weather, tide and track information, and an activities booking service. Open seven days.