Hydrangea Cottages

Five secluded cottages a rain forest setting nestled on a 5 acre hillside, 4 with sweeping sea views. One spacious modern family home next to the sea.

Punakaiki Horse Treks

Take an invigorating horse trek along the beach to the foot of the Pancake Rocks, ride with us into the spectacular Punakaiki river valley, within the Paparoa National Park.

Pancake Rocks/Punakaiki

The Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, formed from layer upon layer of water sculpted limestone, resembling stacks of pancakes, offers one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural landscapes.

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Punakaiki Accommodation and Horse Treks

Welcome to Hydrangea Cottages and Punakaiki Horse Treks.

Winter rates available from 8th June to 1st October – contact us for a winter quote on any cottage for your winter get away!

Punakaiki is a subtropical micro climate located between Greymouth and Westport on the South Island’s rugged West Coast. The landscape in this part of New Zealand is unlike anything else you will encounter in this spectacular country. Hydrangea Cottages is the perfect place to stop and enjoy this slice of paradise. We offer secluded, spacious and stylish  accommodation in Punakaiki within a stone’s throw of one of New Zealand’s most treasured and spectacular tourist attractions – the Pancake Rocks.

The Pancake Rocks were formed around 3o million years ago when marine creatures and plants landed on the seabed. Over time water pressure caused these fossils to solidify in layers, gradually these layers were pushed above the seabed to form what we now call The Pancake Rocks. The best time to visit this famous attraction is at high tide when the sea water is pushed up through the blowholes.

Take in the panoramic coastal views from the privacy and comfort of your cottage while enjoying your peaceful surroundings of wild hydrangeas, Nikau palms, native bush and huge limestone outcrops. For the more adventurous, we offer guided horse treks through the magnificent Punakaiki Valley and finishing on the Punakaiki beach. If you have a little more time, stay a few days and discover the walking tracks in the Paparoa National Park or explore the  rugged Punakaiki beaches.

Each cottage is unique and has been designed by your hosts for your comfort and relaxation. They are privately situated on an elevated terrace overlooking the Tasman sea and surrounded by the Paparoa National Park. We have six cottages available, ranging from a studio suitable for a couple to a 2 bedroom cottage for a family of 6 and a 3 bedroom house suitable for 9 people

Punakaiki and the Pancake Rocks are one stop you don’t want to miss and we look forward to welcoming you on your visit to the wonderful West Coast.

Please contact us through this site as some unavailable nights on booking channels may be available via this website – please ask.

We have 2 night minimum stay restrictions on some peak times and public holidays.

We are now offering a breakfast and Aperitif selection which can be pre booked ready for you on arrival. Please enquire when booking.

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