Scenic Hotel Punakaiki

A stunning ocean view retreat located right on the beach

We are proud to introduce the latest edition to the Scenic Hotel Group family – Scenic Hotel Punakaiki. This four-star Punakaiki hotel was previously known as the Ocean View Retreat and offers 63 premium guest rooms. With stunning views of the Tasman Sea, Punakaiki Beach and the surrounding forest, this is the perfect accommodation for your Punakaiki getaway.

Whether you’re after Paparoa Track accommodation, some time away, a romantic escape or simply an executive meeting retreat or function, Scenic Hotel Punakaiki is the perfect base to explore the very best that Punakaiki has to offer.

Perfectly positioned for you to enjoy everything our region is famous for. Relax by the fire in the warm and friendly executive lounge, dine with us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sip a drink and relax and unwind, meet friends, or simply enjoy some quiet time together.

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Hotel Amenities

Reception Hours: 7 am to 9 pm
Check in time: From 2pm
Check out time: By 10am (Deluxe Rooms: 11am checkout)
Free WiFi
Free Car Parking
Pet Friendly Room: Fee applies
Restaurant and Bar
Room Service
Bike Rental e-bikes for hire
Guest Laundry
Family Friendly
Parking for coaches
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Hotel Location

Punakaiki village is located between Greymouth and Westport on State Highway 6 (about 30 minutes drive from each). Home of the famous Pancake Rocks and the Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki is a nature lovers paradise. Nestled between the stunning temperate rainforest unique to the West Coast and the untamed Tasman Sea, there are a number of walking and cycling tracks, beaches and bays to visit, and rivers to take a dip in. Just a 3.5 hour drive from Christchurch, Punakaiki is the perfect location for a quick weekend getaway.

Punakaiki, New Zealand
Scenic Hotel Punakaiki
4237 State Highway 6
New Zealand
Greymouth to Punakaiki Daily Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service

Getting to Punakaiki can be tricky if you’re not travelling by car, that’s why Scenic Hotel Punakaiki has partnered with the great people at Explore West Coast who can provide visitors with a convenient shuttle service between Greymouth and Scenic Hotel Punakaiki.

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An event to remember

Meetings, Events, Celebrations

Located just 3.5 hours drive from Christchurch or 90 minutes from Hokitika, Scenic Hotel Punakaiki is the perfect location for small events, meetings and other gatherings. With 63 guest rooms and excellent spaces for hire, our team will ensure your event is one to remember. From weddings, celebration events like milestone birthdays, anniversaries, business meetings, and incentive/reward escapes, you’ll be glad you chose Punakaiki as your destination.

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Explore at your own pace

Hire an e-Bike

Punakaiki is the perfect place to explore the region on a comfortable Meloyelo e-bike! Suitable for people of all abilities but you need to be able to ride a pedal bike competently. Just a short 8km ride to the Truman Track or head further afield and explore the area at your own pace. Rent one of our Meloyelo Tranzit E-Bikes – A New Zealand based company, visit to learn more.

Rental includes a carrier, lock, helmet, pump and “no puncture” tyres. Conditions apply.

Resort Guests: $40 Half Day (up to 4 hours ) and $80 Full Day (up to 10 hours)
Non Guests: $85 Half Day and $125 Full Day
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Punakaiki & the Pancake Rocks

Known for the famous pancake rocks & blowholes, spectacular coastline and temperate rainforests, Punakaiki is a must visit destination for New Zealanders and international visitors alike. Find out more about the region and why it might be a good idea to add Punakaiki to your travel itinerary.

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