Woodpecker Bay Bach ~ Life on the edge

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #23594

9.6/10 (217 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • Studio
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Setting 2014


It doesn't get any better than this, built on solid rock just out of reach of the breaking surf and just a one minute walk to a white sandy beach... this iconic kiwi bach has braved the elements since the 1940s. Little has changed, the view is still breath-taking, the interior is still very 'bachy' - albeit with a few more modern conveniences. A trip to the loo is still a dash down the garden path although this is now a flush toilet. This is the great kiwi bach experience from yesteryear. With no neighbours looking in, you have total privacy... though you may have to share the rocky shoreline with the occasional seal or penguin.

Free WIFI broadband. Bach telephone for local and incoming calls (no mobile coverage)

Located just 15 mins north of Punakaiki... or 30 mins south of Westport.

Westport is your nearest place to buy groceries and petrol - stock up before you arrive.

Winner of the Bookabach 2014 Gold Piwa Award for 'Best Setting"

Cleaning: Please do your dishes and leave the bach tidy, we will do the rest. Linen and towels are included.

Free tea, coffee and pantry basics provided.

*There is a sofa bed to accommodate 1 extra guest (in the same room as the bed) however the bach is more comfortable with two guests (see photos)

When you arrive be sure to check-in to the Woodpecker Bay Bach fb page.

A 2-night minimum stay is required - sorry, requests for single nights will be declined.

Help SAVE THE PENGUINS: A portion of every booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust - $2,192 raised and donated so far (to August '18). There is also a West Coast Penguin Trust donation box in the bach if you can spare any change for the Penguins - The Penguins thank you! :-)

*If this bach is booked for the dates that you want... please see my other waterfront properties 'Waihaha Bach' and 'Waituhi at Whitehorse Bay' - both located just down the road from Woodpecker Bay Bach on the same stunning coastline.

Special conditions:

The flush loo is outside (down a short g...


  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio layout, Queen bed and sofa bed.

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (218)

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  • Amazing place with everything you need

    Amazing place with everything you need. We spent four nights at the bach and wish we booked more.

    FarahI76 new member Aug 2018

  • Very special place, simple but well set up bach

    Very special place, simple but well set up bach. We loved it!

    CarolineM 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Wonderful location for a weekend get away

    Wonderful location for a weekend get away. The bach has loads of character and was cozy and warm.

    DorothyLi1 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • We loved it , everything about it was superb, it has the...

    We loved it , everything about it was superb, it has the kiwi Bach feel . We are planing to make it a yearly holiday getaway . loved the little sparky (woodburner) she heated the place nicely .

    ShawnMa3 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • This is a very special property and the old Bach feel makes...

    This is a very special property and the old Bach feel makes it unique combined with the location right on the rocks

    SandyOr2 100%|3x Jun 2018

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