Punakaiki Beachfront Holiday Home

Relax and watch the waves roll in

Enjoy stunning West Coast Sunsets

Visit the famous Punakaiki blowholes

Enjoy our landscaped gardens and art

WaveWatchers Retreat, Accommodation Punakaiki, NZ

Wave Watchers Retreat is located in the Punakaiki Village on a private beachfront site in the Paparoa National Park.

It is a self-catering 2 bedroom/3 bathroom luxury accommodation for the discerning traveler. The home was designed as a romantic haven and/or as an escape from life’s stresses. It is most suitable for one or two couples requiring a quality, self-catering accommodation.

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 room table for a romantic meal. Extras include a toaster, and a tea kettle, so you’ll be able to do as much or as little in the kitchen as you’d like while on vacation.

There is a washer and dryer in the small laundry room so you don’t have to worry about packing enough clean clothes. And if you want to have a cookout, there is a gas BBQ, plus outside table and chairs – just grab the steaks and the beer and enjoy the ocean and sunset views!

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Wavewatchers Cottage

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The Name says it all . . . A Coastal retreat where the waves dominate

The word Retreat, according to the dictionary, states . . .

“to withdraw – to retire, recede – a quiet secluded place – a refuge.”

That certainly sums up this truly amazing property.

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A home from home

A complimentary bottle of wine will be waiting for you when you arrive at the cottage.. You will find lots of extras in the kitchen and bathrooms:

Kitchen: Ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, salad dressing, spices, coffee, sugar & milk (and Coffee Plunger), tea bags, hand soap, paper towels / napkins, Ziploc bags, garbage bags, Aluminum foil and plastic wrap, dishwashing detergent, and laundry soap

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

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.