Spacious 2 room cottage in Punakaiki, West Coast

Lodge | Punakaiki | #20111

9.2/10 (6 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private location nestled in the native west coast bush next to Paparoa National Park.
  • Near stunning Truman Track beach for sunsets & only 3km away from the Pancake rocks and Blow Holes
  • Spacious rooms, private deck, new building. lots of homely details & disabled access.

Nestled in native West Coast bush Kowhai Cottage is one of the most unique accommodation secrets you’re likely to come across. Clean, spacious & decorated with love. Lots of local activities from creative, active to informative. 1 day is never enough!

Our character cottage has excellent facilities with all the comforts of home. Kowhai Cottage enjoy’s it’s own privacy being surrounded by sub tropical palms and forest. Wake to the dawn chorus of native birds, and at night drift off to the relaxing sound of the New Zealand bush and sea. Home made bread and muffins baked daily for sale. We cater to families and independent travellers looking for a unique experience.

Kowhai Cottage is an ideal place to Relax, Restore and Explore. Stay with us for a short break and enjoy the famous West Coast hospitality in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. There is parking just outside the door and the cottage has disabled access and facilities.

Our property is just a few minutes walk through the rainforest via the Truman Track to the breathtaking coastline, the West Coast is famous for.

Stay a few days or weeks and take part in the many activities and attractions this fantastic part of New Zealand is renowned for from hiking, kayaking, horse riding, massage, bone or Jade carving, star gazing tours plus much more all available nearby.

We look forward to welcoming you to our paradise. Please get in touch.

Special conditions: We have a 7 day cancellation policy. If not enough notice is given, we will charge full price for the booking, unless we can resell the reservation requested. Check in after 2pm. Check out 10am. Reception hours 8.30am-8.00pm summer and 8.30am-7.00pm winter. Our community Lodge, Te Ruru is available for use prior to 2pm. Bookings over Christmas and New Year need to be for a minimum of 2 days. No check outs on 25th December or 1st January.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Family room

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Spacious double

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Stay 3 or more nights and we will lower the price to $162 for 4 people. No other discounts apply. [Expires: 15-Jul-2017]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
28-Feb-17 to 31-Jan-18
$182+/night $182+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (8)

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  • The cottage had comfortable beds and a lovely hot shower

    The cottage had comfortable beds and a lovely hot shower. The kitchen had what we needed to make breakfast. The bush setting is lovely.

    serpentine 100%|10x Jun 2016

  • Set in the native bush

    Set in the native bush. Really comfortable accomodation.

    carenb1 100%|5x Jan 2016

  • Nestled in the bush - if only we had had more time...

    Nestled in the bush - if only we had had more time to explore the coast and the bush walks. Definitely coming again

    marton476 100%|5x Jan 2016

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    Peter747 100%|4x Mar 2014

  • incredible location, cosy bach, helpful, cheerful staff

    incredible location, cosy bach, helpful, cheerful staff

    maschekotmar 100%|2x Feb 2014

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