Punakaiki Beach Camp

Between the beach, the Pororari river and the National park, Punkaiki Beach Camp is a place to relax in true paradise.


Watch amazing sunsets just metres from your campsite


Spacious camping spots under magnificant limestone cliffs and just metres from the roaring Tasman Sea


From stand up boarding through the forest to surfing with dolphins Punakaiki Beach Camp is the perfect two night stop!


Relax on the beach by day and look for glow worms by night

Your Home Base to Explore Punakaiki and the Paparoa National Park

Between the beach, river and National Park the Punakaiki Beach Camp is truly a paradise holiday destination. Whether staying in a cabin or powered/ non-powered site you can be sure to hear the ocean crashing and the birds singing. An ideal spot for a couple of nights stay. The camp is beside the beach with tracks going into the National park.  
The camp is located 700m south of the Pancake Rocks under magnificent limestone cliffs. We have full kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities available. Hot showers included.

Powered Sites

Powered Sites/Tent Sites

Punakaiki Beach Camp has many powered and non powered sites available. Either next to the beach, surrounded by native bush or closer to the facilities for the kids. Sites are good sizes and there is plenty of room for the kids to run and play! Dump station facilities also included for guests use.

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Tent Sites

Holiday Houses

Here at the Punakaiki Beach Camp we also have two magnificent holiday houses to rent, one here in Punakaiki and another 50 minutes north at the beautiful Tauranga Bay.

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Ten 'Quirky' cabins are dotted around the Punakaiki Beach Camp. Having spent their previous life as roadworkers huts down near the glaciers during the 1930's the huts have now been restored as cosy cabins. From family sized cabins to couples retreats these cabins are for those who want a little more comfort.

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Your Home Base to Explore Punakaiki and the Paparoa National Park

Punakaiki Beach Camp

  • Owen Street (Off State Highway 6)
  • Punakaiki
  • West Coast
  • New Zealand
  • (just 700 metres north of The Pancake Rocks)



“Lovely site in great loction”

5 of 5 stars | Reviewed 13 Oct 2015

We stayed an extra night as we were so impressed with the site. We were fortunate to arrive early and got a pitch with a sea view which was great. The facilities were excellent, clean and everything you could need provided. We ate at the Punakaiki Tavern, contrary to other reviews we thought it was excellent. Staff at the camp site were very helpful and would definitely stay there again. Convenient for Pancake rocks and National Park.

Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple

Trip Advisor member: Eagle7345

Warrington, England


“A peacefull and beautifull place to lay your head”

5 of 5 stars | Reviewed 8th Oct 2015

suffering from a cold we arrived well before book-in time needing a place to rest and recover for the day…we were welcomed with open arms and have enjoyed a day of recuperation with a good sleep, a gentle stroll up the river then viewing the blow holes and pancake rocks with a cup of hot chocolate all within a few minutes walk of the campsite. facilities are clean and well kempt yet relaxed allowing you to park wherever rather than all regimented on hard standings. I look forward to coming back here again!

Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple

Trip Advisor member: chris_lycett

Cupar, United Kingdom