Punakaiki Paua Palace

Colville Close, Punakaiki
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

An authentic Kiwi bach on New Zealand’s magical West Coast. Surrounded by the Paparoa National Park. Sleeps 4. The Paua Palace has the creative ambience of the 1950s but with all 21st Century conveniences. Bookings are available all year. For 2 adults only, the recently added Garden Suite can be booked separately. Arty Kiwiana bach and/or modern self-contained Garden Suite. Easy access to everything; beach, lagoon, Pancake Rocks, café, wine bar. The Paparoa National Park offers walks through the lush rain forest in limestone valleys on your doorstep. The Paua Palace is opposite the newly opened Great Walk. After a long day of adventures, soak in the outdoor bath and watch the night sky. I welcome you to check out the reviews. Arty, homely, safe, relaxed and family-friendly. We will need to know the ages of your children. *How much space do you need? Garden Suite extension (queen en-suite) please enquire. Perfect for romantic getaways, family adventure holidays or artistic and creative time out...

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Bunk(s), 1 Sofa bed(s), 1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

bach set in Nikau palm grove funky mid-century decor 1967 Chrysler Valiant car couch Netflix available

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Pancake Rocks & shops 1km, 1min walk to Punakaiki River for great whitebaiting, Punakaiki lagoon beach 5 min perfect for swimming. Razorback beach a 10 min walk where you could find Greenstone. The Paparoa National Park, Great Walk and the Porarari loop track start across the road. May to December watch the Black Petrels fly to their nesting ground after sunset.


Average Rating: 5
113 total reviews

Amazing spot, and fantastic host. Great communication and super helpful. The house and garden suite was very well suited to our 2 small families. The house was warm and cosy, with a lovely sunny garden and deck. Outdoor bath was a hit with the kids and there're so many great activities right on your door. We'll be back!
Carolina Condron
This is a fantastic bach, very quirky and unique! the Outdoor bath is fabulous! the kitchen is very well equipped, the garden is immaculate. It is also a very warm house. Dealing with Tine was a pleasure. We had a lovely stay in Punakaiki
Response from Owner
Thank you for your great feedback comment, Carolina! I'm glad it all worked out for you at the palace and surrounds. Really nice to meet you and your family! Ciao bella, welcome back anytime X
Jeneve Williams
Great place to stay with all the amenities included. The beach is a short walk away and you can walk a loop back via the estuary. This was great for our 4 and 6 year old kids who love beach combing. The bach is super close to the pancake rocks and shops there. We also went to the Truman track and the Punakaiki cavern which our kids loved. I recommend packing gum boots! The out door bath was a fun treat for our kids. The house was very clean and the kitchen has everything you need to self cater. Tine was very helpful and great to deal with. I hope we can go back in summer! xx
Response from Owner
Thanks Jeneve for taking the time to post feedback. I'm glad the palace delivered, sounds like you had a great holiday and all needs were covered! Join the palace regulars, welcome back anytime! Will swing by Bomba when in Lyttelton next ;-) Tine
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Apr - 2 May $165 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
3 May - 8 Jul $155 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
9 Jul - 25 Jul $165 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
26 Jul - 30 Sep $155 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 Oct - 17 Dec $165 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
18 Dec - 31 Mar $175 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
Rest of year$155 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 Apr - 2 May
$165 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
3 May - 8 Jul
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
9 Jul - 25 Jul
$165 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
26 Jul - 30 Sep
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 17 Dec
$165 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
18 Dec - 31 Mar
$175 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
$175.00 per night, two adults, Dec 17 - March 31, and Long Weekends
$15.00 per night extra adults, $7.50 age 6-14, children under 6 free
$165.00 per night, two adults, shoulder season - school holidays. All Other Times $155 per night, 2 adults.
send an enquiry at least 2-3 days before your stay-same day not possible
Garden Suite $85-$120/night extra depending on the season
Minimum stay of 4-5 nights from December/January
Long weekends minimum stay 3 nights
Easter minimum stay 4 nights
Discounts for 4 nights plus during off-peak season
Linen charge $15/pp
Long stay in Garden Suite negotiable
No credit card facilities
Free Wireless


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