I mean, can anyone identify another camping ground that has a wild beach, a beautiful tranquil estuary, kayaking through a limestone gorge, amazing caves and a pub just right there. I don't think so. Not to mention the blowholes up the road. A wonderful spot that hasn't changed at all in 25 years. Yes the decor might be dated but it is immaculately clean. And not expensive. I have stayed in camp grounds in many countries and nothing compares to this, for me anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Punakaiki Beach Camp is located in a picturesque beachside setting adjoining Paparoa National Park. Entrance is in Owen Street, off SH 6, 1km north of Pancake Rocks & easy 45 min drive from Westport or Greymouth. Ideal for overnight stop or extended stay, the Punakaiki Beach Camp is an excellent base to explore limestone gorges, bushwalks, beaches & Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. ... more less