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, cafés, wine bar, horse trekking. 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
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)


Average Rating: 5
108 total reviews

We stayed in the garden suite for the weekend. We loved it! Its clean, airy and has a great feel. It is opposite the end of the mountain-biking section of the Paparoa track...perfect! I would definitely stay again...in fact I am!! Already booked!
Prue Kyle
Great place to stay - we enjoyed being in the garden suite, we had everything we needed.Garden is beautiful. Thanks again Tine
Response from Owner
Thank you, Prue and Jim, for your loyalty over the years! Especially, for being courageous and supporting my new venture of renting the Garden Suite with me in residence next door. It was really nice having you stay. Your comments were very much appreciated, this is a work in progress...exciting times! Come back next year to check up on things ;-) Kind regards, Tine
Caroline Pratt
My stay at the Paua Palace was the best! As a previous visitor, I was so very pleased to see all the recent upgrades, not only to the accommodation itself, but to local surroundings. The Great Walk - The Paparoa Track is an impressive route for everyone to enjoy. I was able to leave my bike in the secure lock-up when I wasn't using it, and the Palace also offers parking for vehicles if you are going "bush" for a few days. We were extremely fortunate to have marvelous weather on this occasion, but if it clouds over, the Palace is a very warm, cosy place with double-glazing, insulation and a log burner to keep you warm whilst indulging in reading (many books available), game playing (lots of board games to test your patience!) or just enjoying the silence. Paua Palace, thanks again for such a great stay.
Response from Owner
Dear Caroline, thank you for returning to the palace and appreciating all the changes. I'm so glad all this winter-proofing has happened over the last couple of years! Indeed, we are getting ready for 1 Oct when the Paparoa Track opens, 55 km all the way through Blackball to Punakaiki. Watch this space! Walkers and mountain bikers will be able to enjoy NZ's most recent Great Walk, starting/ending just across the road from the Paua Palace. See you again, Tine
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Apr - 30 Apr $165 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 May - 2 Jul $155 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
3 Jul - 19 Jul $165 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
20 Jul - 24 Sep $155 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
25 Sep - 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 - 30 Apr
$165 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 2 Jul
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
3 Jul - 19 Jul
$165 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Jul - 24 Sep
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
25 Sep - 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 18 - March 31, and Long Weekends
$15.00 per night extra adults, $7.50 age 6-14, children under 6 free
$155.00 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 negotiable
No credit card facilities

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