If you want to get away from crowds of tourists and enjoy a sunrise on the edge of a cliff over a stunning harbour, this is the place to be. 4 Square supermarket is just over the road, as well as a liquor shop, a pub and a bakery with take away food. A small landscaped swimming pool is a refreshing bonus if your trip to one of the beautiful beaches in the area did not eventuate in swimming due to weather or water temperature. You do need a car, though, to get to those beaches, unless you are eager to swim in the harbour close to the wharf just beneath the motel (2 minutes walk). Mobile reception is a bit patchy and better on the edge over the harbour but for the sake of peace and quiet and the beauty of the area, you should sacrifice your addiction for virtual networking and satisfy your other senses.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Zealand's northernmost motel, Pukenui Lodge is set amongst beautiful semi-tropical gardens with spectacular views over the picturesque Houhora Harbour. Secluded and private, our Northland motel accommodation is the perfect place to escape and unwind. Just up the harbour from Houhora Heads, Pukenui is a small fishing village which has views stretching up and down the scenic harbour. Located 70km south of Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand, and only a 10-minute drive to Ninety Mile Beach, Pukenui is a truly breathtaking spot. With such captivating surroundings there is a wealth of activities with which to amuse yourself while staying at Pukenui Lodge Motel & Backpackers. There are tours to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach available, or you can try your hand at kayaking, sand boarding the giant Te Paki sand dunes, horse treks, and quad biking. Otherwise you can simply relax and visit one of the five fabulous beaches nearby. ... more less
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