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New holiday home website

We might be bucking the trend a bit but we’ve been blown away by the number of New Zealanders making plans to head for Punakaiki who ask us about holiday homes. They want comfortable houses where they can chill, do their own thing in terms of cooking but places that are also a bit special in our […]

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Our very own Paparoa Track builder

https://www.punakaikibeachcamp.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20201212_163615.mp4 At the beach camp we have a real expert on the Paparoa Track, one who helped build it. Tim got a job straight out of school working as part of the Department of Conservation team which built the Moonlight Tops section of the Great Walk. Not a bad way to start life on the […]

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Coffee and whitebait, what’s not to love?

If you’re one of those people who likes to start the day with primo caffeination we’ve news for you. Right here in the Punakaiki Beach Camp we have a most excellent coffee cart serving up flat whites, lattes, short blacks, long blacks, name your choice. Each and every morning, from about 7 onwards, our resident […]

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Punakaiki moves into dark times!

Westland petrel chicks are leaving the nest for the first time between November and January and can be disorientated by lights and poor weather at the very start of their long journey to South America. 90% of petrels found downed due to disorientation by lights are fledglings. Tragically, many are disorientated by vehicle or street […]

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Punakaiki Beach Camp – #1 for your holiday list

Don’t know how it is with you but spring’s sprung here at Punakaiki. The tui are scrapping over the early kowhai, the neighbour’s daffodils are out and – yippee – the days are getting longer. Summer’s really just around the corner and that means another epic kiwi holiday season is coming. Here at the Punakaiki […]

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