We stayed one night at the Tui cottage at Te Nikau Retreat. It was one of the coolest and most unique lodgings we had while on a 2 week holiday in New Zealand, and the rate was reasonable! They have several rustic units of various bedding, bath, & kitchen configurations scattered throughout a little section of the rainforest between the main highway and the beach. (Some of the units are only accessible via short, maintained trails.) A Track nearby leads to a secluded beach, and a friendly resident Weka makes it's rounds, visiting the cottages! Great stopover if you're driving from Fox/Franz Josef to the Nelson rarea.
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Punakaiki
Price Range: $42 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Te Nikau Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 9
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique hostel with all home comforts, lodges and cottages nestled in the native rainforest. Excellent place to relax ~ restore ~ explore. Beautiful beaches,river walks, horse trekking, kayaking close-by. Bread/muffins available for sale. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI is available in all rooms of the retreat. 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book your Intercity Bus to the Truman Track (TRT) and you'll be only meters away from Te Nikau. ... more less
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