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Te Nikau Retreat

1.1 miles from Punakaiki centre
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19 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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It was a real shame we were only here for one night as this hostel has it all. wonderful atmosphere, great kitchen and facilities and clean rooms. Staff very helpful and beack 10 mins walk. Hopefully we will return one day!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wonderful feel about the houses. They were all separated and each very different from the others. Set up was excellent. Roomy, private and surrounded by rainforest and ocean. A place you must experience.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on the road now for over 5 months and Te Nikau will be one of our most memorable stays for several reasons. The location is absolutely stunning, in the middle of a forest but short walk to one of the most breathtaking beaches I have ever seen. The houses are clean, cosy & have great communal areas....

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one night booked in the Tui room, but decided to head there a day early and it wasn't available so we switched to the new room that's above Mamuka Cottage (I can't remember the name now) for 2 nights. So glad we both extended our stay and switched to a room with a view! The studio exceeded expectations,...

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Takaka Hill, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a spectacular place to rest & use as a temporary 'home base' to explore the Punakaiki coastline from! Truman Track is a 'must do' while visiting here & is an easily accessible way to experience the delightful beach just below the venue. A wide range of prices offers comfortable accommodation options for the budget conscious to low levels of...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my one day and night at the Te Nikau retreat. The place is seperated into a number of self contained houses scattered very privately throughout the rainforest. Not like any place I had stayed before. It is a short walk from a beach to chill out and enjoy the sunset (no swimming, though). And as a bonus, all...

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Singapore
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was our 3rd accommodation during our 2 month NZ road trip. We stayed for 3 nights. Te Nikau is quite a unique place and your experience depends on which unit you pick. Mamaku Cottage is a self contained unit located the closest to the main road and I would describe it somewhere between a backpacker's unit and a motel....

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 days in the Te Reru lodge and found the accomodation clean and comfortable (With an ensuite). It is however shared accomodation and has more of a backpacker feel to it. Don't be discouraged by this as the kids loved it! It was great to interact with people and the fresh muffins and bread made in the...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed in a private bungalow, right off the Truman Track (which is a must do! 15 min hike from road to beach). Very basic, but had all the necessary kitchen supplies and clean bathroom. There are maybe 5-10 bungalows, all spread out in the jungle. Feels very secluded although not far from road/beach. Lots of wildlife and birds to...

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Sydney
Reviewed 7 January 2017

4 of us stayed in Kowhai Cottage. It is a cabin wiht basic facilities in a beautiful bush setting. We had a good size verandah. Unfortunately, it was too cold to enjoy it. I wonder how often is it warm enough to be sitting outside. The kitchenette was quite basic. You wouldn't want to do any cooking there. It served...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, kayaking close-by. Bread/muffins baked daily for sale. Wifi available at an extra cost ($5 for 24hs Unlimited). 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book free pick up in advance only off Intercity coaches for 12.30pm or 3pm please be waiting outside the visitor information centre. ... more   less 

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Address: 19 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: £29 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Te Nikau Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We had a room in the main house where the kitchen was which was ensuite and very comfortable”
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“Book well ahead of time during Summer!”
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“Rata has a good communal area (with a domesticated rock in the middle of the floor), private bedrooms and a mezzanine shared area.”
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