Set very close to the Pancake Rocks, a river hike, and beautiful beaches, this is a special spot that we wish we could have enjoyed for longer. The facilities were clean and in good working order, the kitchen was functional and easily accommodated those wishing to use it, and there were both indoor and outdoor tables in an inviting setting. This is the first year for the new owners of the beach camp, and they were extremely helpful and friendly, directing us to a lovely 3-h walk in Paparoa National Park and helping us sort out other details. We loved the handpainted map of the park that they used to show us where our campsite was--shows a little creativity and saves on paper, too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Punakaiki Beach Camp is located in a picturesque beachside setting adjoining Paparoa National Park. Entrance is in Owen Street, off SH 6, 1km north of Pancake Rocks & easy 45 min drive from Westport or Greymouth. Ideal for overnight stop or extended stay, the Punakaiki Beach Camp is an excellent base to explore limestone gorges, bushwalks, beaches & Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. ... more less