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.

Roaring ocean & sunsets – never seen such raw beauty

The location & views from Wave Watchers are stunning, the roaring ocean & sunsets – never seen such raw beauty & RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR!! Best of all though is the house; every little detail has been thought of and consumables are very generously provided. One of THE BEST holiday homes we’ve ever rented. Don’t hesitate to book!

Jenni Hill, April 2019

It could not have been better

Lovely, great, amazing, wonderful, exciting…It could not have been better! Many thanks for being allowed to stay in this exceptional place.

Natalie, Markus and Amelie Rosengart

The location is quite simply stunning!

We have just spent 3 glorious nights in this slice of paradise! The location is quite simply stunning! Our son made friends with kids from the holiday park a block away and was entertained for hours on the beach.

The gardens are so beautifully maintained and a delightful place to sit, relax and enjoy the views. The place was easily heated with the gas fire place but there are also extra heaters in each room if needed. The electric blankets were greatly appreciated as was the supplied plunger coffee and bottle of NZ wine chilling in the fridge on our arrival!

Lots of board games to keep us entertained in the evenings, along with sky TV. Beds were really comfortable and having 3 bathrooms was a real luxury for us! Great water pressure in the showers also. We cooked dinner in for two of our three nights which was incredibly easy given how well stocked the kitchen is, but we loved having the option of eating out with Punakaiki tavern only a walk away.
We highly recommend this bach and will be booking another stay here soon!


Beyond perfect

I’ve always dreamed of a cottage by the ocean. My dream has come true. Managed beautifully. Beyond perfect. I never want to leave…

Allen Belknap & Roberto Ranieri, Los Angeles

A perfect little peaceful escape

Loved hearing the ocean and even jumped in for an invigorating, morning splash.

MJ & Steve Halligan, Hanmer Springs

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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