Activities

WELCOME to the Punakaiki Beach Camp activities page. Here you can find all the activities Punakaiki has to offer, and they are all so close to the camp!!!

Walks

Punakaiki provides endless tracks through sub-tropical rain forest. Surrounded by palm trees and native bush, following limestone gorges the Paparoa national park is one not to be missed.

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Pancake Rocks

The Pancake rocks and blowholes are only a short 10 minute walk from the Punakaiki Beach Camp. High tide is the best time to view the blowholes, but the scenic 40 minute walk is well worth it all the less.

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Fishing

Fishing is best along the Punakaiki Beach at high tide. Bait is sometimes available at the office

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Bird Watching

Bordering the Paparoa National Park its no surprise that Punakaiki has some of the best chances for bird watching in New Zealand.

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Caving

The Paparoa National Park is famous for its impressive limestone formations, but underground the limestone is cut away. Opening opportunities for impressive caving systems.

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Climbing

Climbing is becoming very popular in Punakaiki with new routes constantly being discovered. The Punakaiki river and Bullock creek gorges have carved out some very impressive faces. Guide books can be rented from the camp office

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Photography

The Punakaiki area brings great opportunity for photography. Limestone cliffs, native bush and plentiful wildlife make for great photos to take home.

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Get Native Adventures

Stand up paddle boarding, Surf lessons, Yoga, and Canopy camping (tree tents) right at the heart of the Paparoa National Park. www.getnativenz.com

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