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 Queen(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

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
139 total reviews

Deb C
An amazing location for a much enjoyed family holiday. Loved the quirky, colourful decor, outdoor bath, and beautiful, lush garden. Perfect evenings sitting out on the deck watching the kereru feeding in the surrounding nikau palms. The Punakaiki river & lagoon are so close by for safe swimming & beachcombing. Thank you Tine for sharing your unique home with us.
Response from Owner
Dear Deb, thank you for posting a lovely comment and for remembering the Paua Palace...and returning after 20 years!!! Loved the cool photo of your whanau around the car couch! My caretaker held you in high praise for a very thorough clean and tidy before your departure. Much appreciated, count yourself into the palace regulars...welcome back anytime, Tine
Shelley Fitzpatrick
Location is amazing. Walking distance to the beautiful family friendly Punakaiki River. House had almost everything we needed. But I would recommend taking your own fans in the summer as it’s very hot and you can’t open the doors as there are no sandfly screens and you will get eaten alive. House was clean but there were a lot of nick naks and things everywhere and with small children it was very tiresome trying to stop them from touching everything. Garden was beautiful and outdoor tub was a real treat. Owner was great at communicating too. Overall a good place to stay.
Response from Owner
Hi Shelley, thank you for staying at my character home. Cheers, Tine
Mike T
Had a great time with the family at Paua Palace! Super cute little bach in a beautiful setting amongst the Nikau palms. Will be back!
Response from Owner
Thank you Mike, join the Palace regulars 😎 welcome back anytime! Cheers, Tine
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 30 Jun $185 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 Jul - 17 Jul $195 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
18 Jul - 14 Sep $185 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
15 Sep - 15 Dec $195 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
16 Dec - 30 Apr $205 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
Rest of year$195 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 May - 30 Jun
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Jul - 17 Jul
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
18 Jul - 14 Sep
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
15 Sep - 15 Dec
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
16 Dec - 30 Apr
$205 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
$205.00 per night, two adults, Dec 16 - April 30, and all Long Weekends
$20.00 per night extra adults, $7.50 ages 6-14, children under 6 free
$195.00 per night, two adults, shoulder season - school holidays. All Other Times are $185 per night, 2 adults.
send an enquiry at least 2-3 days before your stay-same day not possible
Garden Suite $95-$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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