Smithies Bach Punakaiki

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #25482

8.6/10 (56 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Kayak the Pororari River, it's stunning limestone cliffs will leave you spellbound.
  • Tramp into Cave Creek, watch the sun set and light your own fire at the beach.
  • Whitebaiting, fishing, horse riding, swimming, Pancake Rocks and Blowholes... Or just relax

This Bach is on a back section, it's large and very good for kids.

It has a huge sand pit, and an outside table that fits 18 people.

An easy 1 minute walk to the tavern; the meals are good pub food.

You can walk everywhere from this central location.

There is an outdoor fire where we have spent many a night watching the stars and having a quiet beer.

Punakaiki is the home of the famous Pancake Rocks. It's rivers are clean and very safe for swimming.

This is a real kiwi bach, currently being done up and is 90% of the way through, however, it is not by any stretch the work of a master tradesman and is still being renovated ( as all REAL kiwi batches are! )

The accommodation is warm, dry and has a homely feel.

New bathroom, good hot water pressure, a new oven, tidy kitchen, great open plan living space with a multifuel fire.

SPECIAL OFFER : $300 per week for stays of two months or more during the whitebait season - September & October

Special conditions: We expect you to treat our Bach like we do. It has our personal effects on the walls. Its a family Bach. Don't smoke inside. We prefer family's and kids are just so welcome. If you use anything from the pantry or fridge we expect you to replace it. When the kids have finished playing with the toys please put them under cover.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    2 sets of bunks

  • End Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • 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 14 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. This offer is for the FULL whitebait season $300 per week no part bookings

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
30-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$150+/night $160+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (56)

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  • Great location for kids

    Great location for kids. Plenty of room for everyone. Nice warm fire. Well equipped with everything you need for cooking etc. Thanks.

    NicoyaJ5 Apr 2017

  • A real kiwi bach and right by the beach and pub!

    A real kiwi bach and right by the beach and pub!

    BobB8417 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Could use this in summer and winter

    Could use this in summer and winter. The lounge space great for a number of people, playing cards, fire, nice place set up for getting away from it. Deck invites all summer activity of BBQs, games on the lawn. River kayaking, bush walks, sea front can be quite dramatic. not swimming beach.

    HelenBl12 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Super spot in an amazing part of NZ - so much to...

    Super spot in an amazing part of NZ - so much to do and explore within walking distance. Classic kiwi bach with everything you need for a fun family (or two) time! Cheers

    deanis190 100%|6x Jan 2017

  • Great location we will be back, cheers Bruce and Jenny

    Great location we will be back, cheers Bruce and Jenny

    SarahBi15 100%|1x Jan 2017

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