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19 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki 7873 New Zealand See on map
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
Laundry Service
2 Star accommodation
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Unique hostel with all home comforts, lodges and cottages nestled in the native rainforest. Excellent place to relax ~ restore ~ explore. Beautiful beaches, river walks, horse trekking, and kayaking close-by. ...More Bread/muffins available for sale. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI is available in all rooms of the retreat. 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, the sign on main road for Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates your turn off. Book your Intercity Bus to the Truman Track (TRT) and you'll be only meters away from Te Nikau. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$41 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
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Nearby AttractionsSee all 11 attractions in Punakaiki
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
1,990 reviews
1.75 miles away
Truman Track
258 reviews
.17 miles away
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Dining (19)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the tui room at the Te Nikau retreat. Stunning bush setting close enough to hear the sea crashing a short distance away tuis singing amazing. The cabin was nice but had a few flaws the coffee cups were broken...More

Thank usfey1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night at the Tiro Moana unit during our road trip in NZ, which felt not nearly long enough. The unit had a lovely porch overlooking the ocean, a nice living room area to chill in the evening and a small kitchen...More

Thank Franziska S
Response from TeNikauRetreat, Manager at Te Nikau RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Franziska, We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope we can welcome you back again one day.

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Check in and check out was a breeze. We stayed at the kowhai cottage with two children. Plenty room for all and had all the basic necessities. No TV which was perfectly fine for us. We just bought out laptop and because they provided unlimited...More

Thank Ashlynn28
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

First thing to know if you're taking a bus, this place is actually a 40 min walk from Punakaiki so arrange for drop of/pick up from the Truman track instead of the pancake rocks café. The walk is quite nice in fine weather as long...More

Thank kavoyager
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

A very welcome warm, clean, comfortable refuge. Outstanding hospitality...couldn't have been better. We all loved our stay and will return....and not just for the hot homemade bread and jam! Our hosts went above and beyond the usual care given to guests. Thanks.

Thank Sandra T
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2 November 2016|
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Response from YHANewZealand | Property representative |
Hi there! If you book through the YHA website you can search availability for the property you're looking at, and a list of all available room types will appear. From there you can hover over the room types to see a... More
20 August 2016|
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Response from alisonchan30 | Reviewed this property |
For sure that they will pick u up from Pancake rocks Visitor centre. They will pick you up around 30 mins after the bus arrived so you can also visit pancake rocks before heading there. You can email them to confirm the pick... More
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