This is a superb location. We arrived after a rather lukewarm display from the Pancake Rocks blow holes. We were in the Art Room, with a balcony from which all we could see were the tops of trees with the ocean in the distance. Viktor, the owners' assistant, showed us around with another couple from America who had arrived simultaneously. He later gave us good advice about when to visit the blow holes (high tide) and to make the walk up the river from the bridge down the road into town, even if only for a few minutes (breath-taking). He also insisted we did the walk from the house to a little beach, which was delightful. The room itself was a bit small with only some hooks on the wall to hang clothes and a tiny bathroom. Sadly our fellow guests had disappeared by the time we had breakfast, which was good and cooked to order, though there was no decent English-type tea. They had spent just the night there as they were doing the 'been-there-done-that' trip and were off to Franz Josef at the crack of dawn, so probably hadn't seen the blow holes at their best. We made time to go back to them for a magnificent display by Mother Nature. We loved The Rocks because it felt so special and private.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Think wild coast, isolated beaches, Nikau Palms, stunning views and fern-filled rainforest. Your hosts, Eva and Roland, welcome you to The Rocks Homestay at Punakaiki, nestled on the West Coast, the wildest side of New Zealand. Experience Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, forest tracks and river walks, canoeing, beach rambles, memorable sunsets and enjoy delicious home made evening meals. Complete your day relaxing in the conservatory with fantastic views on the rainforest and the sea. ... more less
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