Wave watchers Accommodation Punakaiki

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Punakaiki Accommodation at the Wave Watchers Retreat

Wave Watchers Retreat is located in Punakaiki Village on a private beachfront site in the Paparoa National Park.
It is a self-catering 2 bedroom/3 bathroom luxury beach cottage for one or two couples.

The cottage is surrounded by flowering gardens and outside decking with stunning coastal views.

The full kitchen has all the major appliances you’ll need for quick breakfasts or a special sit-down meal: oven, range, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator.

You’ll find plates, glasses, silverware, and more for setting the Rimu wood dining table. You’ll be able to do as much or as little in the kitchen as you’d like while on vacation. And if you want to have a cookout, there is a gas BBQ and outside table and chairs – just grab some steaks and a glass of wine and enjoy the ocean and sunset views!

A washer and dryer in the small laundry room eliminates worry about packing enough clean clothes. Laundry soap is provided.

A Home away from Home

A complimentary bottle of wine will be waiting for you when you arrive at the cottage. Complimentary wi-fi and cable Skytv are only a few of the amenities in this luxury accommodation. You will find lots of extras in the kitchen and bathrooms:

Kitchen: Ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, salad dressing, spices, coffee, sugar and milk (and coffee plunger). tea bags, hand soap, paper towels/napkins. Ziploc bags, garbage bags, aluminium foil and plastic wrap, dishwashing detergent.

Bathrooms (3): Hairdryers, soap, shampoo, conditioner & other toiletries, tissue, toilet paper.

We will return, a fantastic place to stay.

We absolutely loved our stay at Wave Watchers Retreat. The cottage had everything we needed. And after being on a road trip, the added bonus of a washing machine. There are two ensuite rooms, but off the laundry, another toilet and shower. Very well appointed and some very lovely touches, including the bottle of wine left to watch our first sunset with. The sun dropping in to the ocean is something very special to see and photograph. We loved how close the sea was, going off to sleep with the sound of the waves, and in fact, our first night home, in our own bed, we missed the sound of the waves!!. We will return, a fantastic place to stay.

Wendy and Tony, Richmond, Nelson


Did not want to leave. Thanks for sharing this special place.

Bill and Becky Mentz, Jacksonville

Superb spot

Thanks for a lovely stay and what a superb spot. Perfect.

Maureen and Malcolm Bell, UK

Had a very nice time

Had a very nice time, was good to stay over here. Thanks for the wine, enjoyed it!
ps. Loved your music also, the Rolling Stones!

Bas and Annette, The Netherlands

The house was fantastic and the views amazing

Just had a fantastic two nights here with my teenage daughters.  We all loved it. The house was fantastic and the views amazing.  Will definitely be recommending this to friends and family.

Arlene, 2018

Punakaiki accommodationFeatured and Recommended in Air New Zealand's Kia Ora Magazine.

Article and Recommendation in BusinessDesk NZ

Getting to Wavewatchers Retreat

At the corner of Webb St and Dickinson Parade, Punakaiki, Wave Watchers Retreat is situated directly on the coast at Punakaiki in the Paparoa National Park. It is on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand and is located three-and-a-half hours from Christchurch, 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 45 minutes south of Westport on State Highway 6.

SeasonPeriodPrices in NZD
LowApril 1st 2024 - Oct 31 2024$350
HighNov 1st 2024 - Dec 22 2024$495
Holiday / Year EndDec 23 2024 to Jan 04 2025$525
HighJan 05 2025 - Mar 31, 2025$495
Low April 1st 2025 - Oct 31 2025$350
HighNov 1st 2025 - Dec 22 2025$495
Holiday / Year EndDec 23 2025 to Jan 04 2026$525

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