Te Nikau Retreat

Punakaiki, New Zealand

Te Nikau Retreat

Guesthouse, 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

gps 19 Hartmount Place, 7873 Punakaiki, New Zealand

ust 1.9 miles North of the Pancake Rocks, Te Nikau Retreat offers a range of unique accommodation in Te Ruru Lodge. There is a free pick-up service in Punakaiki from the Intercity Coach Terminal upon prior arrangement. Guests can be dropped off at the Truman Track bus stop just up the road from the property. Fresh linen and duvets are provided in all rooms. Each lodge has a kitchen and bathroom facilities. Internet access is available in all rooms. The community house is located at Te Ruru Lodge, where guests can find the laundry facilities, a lounge with fireplace, lit during winter season, and fresh baked goods available for purchase. The property is an 8-minute walk through the rainforest to the beach at the base of the Truman Track.


Amazing location, really quiet and comfortable. Amazing wooden house! quick and path through to the forest for a hidden beach! :-)

Lovely spot within walking distance of sea with fabulous views. Good facilities in accommodation (though couldn’t find a hairdryer). Very private. Friendly staff.


Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. The community lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist destination at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the 'pancake'-layering of the limestone, these form the main attraction of the area. The Pancake Rocks are presently explorable by a number of walkways winding through the rock formations, parts of these wheelchair-accessible and others carved into stairways up and down the rock faces. State Highway 6, the only through road on the West Coast, passes through the town.