On The Beach Penguins Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Hokitika | #7665

9.5/10 (113 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking



We have divided our house to accommodate you.

Come here to just chill out and enjoy your immediate surroundings or day trip to a variety of West Coast activities and walks.

Spectacular views, beach fires and magnificent sunsets. Fish or beach comb for greenstone as far as you could wander. .

Centrally located on the West Coast to enjoy many attractions the Coast has to offer. Just 3 kms from Hokitika township for cafes, supermarkets, banks and jade shops, glass blowing and the museum.

The West Coast Wilderness Bike Trail is close by

Day trip from here to

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers,

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

Hokitika Gorge and Lake Kaniere

The Denniston Plateau

Gold Pan at Goldsborough

If Penguins Retreat is not available have a look at Oceanside Retreat and Whitebait Cottage which are on the same large property , also listed on Bookabach. Or, if you are a larger group than the main house can accommodate, book Whitebait Cottage and Oceanside

Find a special stone on the beach and have Ray make it into a pendant for you

We make stone mats and wood mats in our factory close by. If you want to purchase mats directly from us, you can buy when you are here.

Special conditions: Sleeps 6 comfortably but there are beds for 8 Two night minimum weekends Three night minimum long weekends 4 night minimum in Summer school holidays. Pets are by arrangement only. Smoking outdoors only


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak School Hols 2017 Xmas
18-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$290/night $290/night
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
01-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$270/night $270/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-18 to 30-Sep-18
$240/night $240/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Oct-18 to 18-Mar-19
$270/night $270/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 (240)

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  • Great location

    Great location. Very clean house. Dishes could have been a little more clean but wasn’t a big deal - we just washed them ourselves. Enjoyed beach campfires and kayaking on the stream!

    ElyseT82 new member Dec 2017

  • Best view, awesome tidy house, and we saw the penguins! Would love...

    Best view, awesome tidy house, and we saw the penguins! Would love to be back some day soon.

    JeffreyYe1 new member Dec 2017

  • Great location for a 'campfire!' We thoroughly enjoyed feeding the eels, kayaking...

    Great location for a 'campfire!' We thoroughly enjoyed feeding the eels, kayaking in the lagoon, a la fresca dining, and an evening fire overlooking the ocean as the sun set. Our boys even enjoyed the warm bath on the porch after their playtime. The bach was comfortable & homey.

    BrandonKi2 100%|16x Nov 2017

  • Clean and comfortable, enjoyed the open fire, plenty of firewood

    Clean and comfortable, enjoyed the open fire, plenty of firewood. Enjoyed the fire on the beach.

    JocelynEl2 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Super-awesome location right on the beach

    Super-awesome location right on the beach. Couldn't get much closer. The accommodation was perfect for our group to meet up. The fireplace was very cosy. Loved the outdoor fire under the stars too. Nothing to fault.

    adrien340 100%|3x Sep 2017

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