Woodpecker Bay Bach - Life on the edge

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #23594

9.6/10 (159 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Setting 2014


  • This unique location so close to the crashing surf will have you captivated!
  • Beautiful on a warm summer day - Even better during a wild winter storm.
  • Soak in a hot bath and watch the waves come rolling in and dolphins swim by.

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 shore line 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 25 mins south of Westport.

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

Cleaning: Please do the dishes and we will do the rest. Linen included.

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

2 night minimum stay, unless indicated.

Book 5 nights and stay the 6th night free.

Help SAVE THE PENGUINS: A portion of every booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust - $760 raised and donated so far. 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! :-)

Special conditions: The flush loo is outside (down a short garden path) This stunning location is DOC conservation land and therefore restrictions apply, PETS ARE PROHIBITED. Due to the obvious terrain around the bach - small children would need constant supervision. Smoking outside only.


  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio layout, Queen bed and sofa bed.

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $40.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Single Night Permitted
03-Dec-16 to 30-Mar-17
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
Standard Rate
31-Mar-17 to 03-Mar-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (160)

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  • Brilliant location, true west coast of South Island experience

    Brilliant location, true west coast of South Island experience. We had a very cosy time in this lovely Bach.

    petege203 100%|8x Dec 2016

  • Great spot, a must if you would like to get away and...

    Great spot, a must if you would like to get away and relax!

    carmined28 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • Highly original , with unsurpassable views

    Highly original , with unsurpassable views . Great retreat from the world.

    margon464 100%|5x Nov 2016

  • We loved this bach so much we stayed again

    We loved this bach so much we stayed again. It really is a great place to relax and unwind.

    LindsaySi3 100%|3x Nov 2016

  • Awesome location right on the rocks of Grasshopper Bay

    Awesome location right on the rocks of Grasshopper Bay. Daniel has provided a unique experience in this wonderful Bach. Everything you need is there. Presented clean and tidy. Just relax and enjoy.

    Fiona nz 100%|2x Oct 2016

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