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.

Superb spot

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

Maureen and Malcolm Bell, UK

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

What a treat Wavewatchers is – absolutely gorgeous

We recently had the good luck to stay at this retreat.  What a treat it is.  Absolutely gorgeous 2 bedroom/3 bathroom cottage which is fully self contained.  Fantastic ambiance with a surprise fireplace.  Great comfy beds etc.  Well stocked kitchen and bathrooms, spotlessly clean.  Can’t wait to return.

Well done Wavewatchers.

Maddy, April 2018

Never have waves sounded better

Martine, Michel and Korel, Belgium

Fantastic property right on the beach

Fantastic property right on the beach. Private garden/grounds and excellently appointed with everything you might need. Only 5 mins walk to Punakaiki Rocks and even closer to lovely little pub/restaurant.

This was the stand-out property from our 4 week north/south island tour and I would 100% recommend. I can’t imagine why anyone would stay in Greymouth when this jewel of a place is less than an hour’s drive along a magnificent coastline. Do however collect groceries etc. in Greymouth before you set off to the house.

Date of arrival – 13 January 2023
Joe, Australia

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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