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
119 total reviews

Sally McRae
Is such a lovely and private setting. We rented the extension so myself and my young adult daughter had space and it was great. Lovely thoughtful owner - who brought us a fan when the West Coast went mad with temperatures over 30C! Will definitely come back - thanks Tine.
Response from Owner
Thank you Sally for revisiting the Paua Palace and taking the time to post a comment. Great to hear it all worked out for you and your daughter at the palace. You certainly had the local weather extremes covered from the hottest to the wettest days... Chapeau! It was lovely meeting you, see you again sometime! Tine
Lisa Terreni
A really wonderful Palace...just what we needed for our holiday. Gorgeous objet d'art to keep us engaged and amused as well as wonderful color combinations to enrich our souls. The outside environment was also gorgeous. Being located so close to the river and lagoon was perfect...and how can you not love a grove of nikau palms just outside the doors 🌴
Response from Owner
Thank you Lisa for your stellar feedback! Glad to hear the palace, palatial gardens and surrounds delivered all you needed for your holiday. It was lovely meeting you and Judi. Thank you for plenty of inspiration and adding your art work, all blending in perfectly. Join the palace regulars, welcome back anytime! Tine
Tessa Bowden
Pāua Palace is a cute retro slice of West Coast paradise at lovely Punakaiki. It’s a great, quirky and well located place to stay. Thanks for the opportunity to hang out at your place and for great service.
Response from Owner
Thank you Tessa for posting a lovely comment, and for leaving everything very clean and tidy! Join the palace regulars and come back with more time next time ;-) Cheers, 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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