YHA Punakaiki - Te Nikau Retreat Hostel, Punakaiki

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Te Nikau Retreat nestles in native rainforest adjoining the Paparoa National Park. This unique accommodation includes various character buildings with good facilities and all the comforts of home. The hostel is famous for its freshly baked bread and muffins which are on sale daily upon request. Te Nikau Retreat is an ideal rejuvenation centre or base for the active with its proximity to dynamic beaches, caves and dramatic walks through rainforest, rivers and coastline – relax - restore - explore!

What to do

Discover stunning beaches, the blow holes and the Pancake Rocks. Go canoeing, horse trekking, bone or jade carving or walk the popular Inland Pack Track. Enjoy the cafes and crafts or sample the locally brewed Monteiths beer at our friendly tavern. Book your free pick-up in advance.

**From the 1st November until the 6th of April you must book a minimum of 2 nights for Kowhai Cottage and Hideaway**

Location and Contact


• Te Nikau Retreat. We are located just 3km North of the Pancake Rocks. Turn down the drive marked Motel, Backpackers, Homestay ~ Hartmount Place, just 100 meters North of the Truman Track. We are found half way down the drive on the left hand side.
• We are 40 Minutes drive North from Greymouth and and 45 Minutes South of Westport.



Address: CMB 8, Road 1 Runanga, Hartmount Place, Punakaiki, New Zealand

YHA Punakaiki - Te Nikau Retreat Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website YHA Punakaiki - Te Nikau Retreat Hostel Punakaiki www.yha.co.nz
Phone Number: +64 3 731 1111
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Older travelers (+50)

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

No Bunkbeds

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 16

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: Summer 8.30am-8pm, winter 8.30am-7pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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