Went for a drive from Chch and got a little carried away. Arrived in Punakaiki at 1900 with no where organized to stay on Queens Birthday weekend. No clever. Rang around and could not find anything. It was recommended that I try Te Nikau. They had one dorm bed left. Not normally my scene since the Army lol bit beggars can't be choosers. Very warm welcome. Lovely buildings and very cozy, comfortable and warm. Even have the best and biggest fresh muffins for $2 each and German bread which is baked every day. The setting is just fantastic with heaps of native bush. Will be back with my girl friend to stay in a cabin. Reasonably priced, cozy and friendly. Great place to stay for your Coast experience.
- 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 available for sale. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI is available in all rooms of the retreat. 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book your Intercity Bus to the Truman Track (TRT) and you'll be only meters away from Te Nikau. ... more less
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