Smithies Bach Punakaiki

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #25482

8.7/10 (93 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 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. Tidy 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
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    2 sets of bunks

  • End Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • 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

*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 (93)

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  • Primo batch and in a more than ideal spot! Would highly recommend,...

    Primo batch and in a more than ideal spot! Would highly recommend, cheers Bruce and Jenny!

    JackS1906 new member Jul 2018

  • Awesome batch, we enjoyed our stay heaps

    Awesome batch, we enjoyed our stay heaps. Was all we needed with two little kids. Great location and outdoor area. The axe would come handy though ;)

    SilviaH1 100%|1x May 2018

  • Great location in Punakiaki, the place is old, but has a heap...

    Great location in Punakiaki, the place is old, but has a heap of charm. Can't fault the heat the fireplace produces also. Completely recommend the place if you are looking for accommodation here.

    teamvercoe 100%|1x May 2018

  • Perfect spot to get away

    Perfect spot to get away

    DavidCo21 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • The Bach was in a good spot, and the kitchen was well...

    The Bach was in a good spot, and the kitchen was well appointed. However got a bit of a shock at the amateurish building of the Bach. The ceiling was composed of many different building materials and in general there was a lot of maintenance needed on the property. 100%|3x Apr 2018

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