Land for Sale, Punakaiki, West Coast

State Highway 6
Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand.

coastal view

Five freehold lots ranging from 1,514m2 – 2,684m2 (subject to final survey), each offering superb coastal and ocean views from the first level of any future development. The broad commercial zoning could potentially allow retail, hospitality tourism or accommodation ventures.

Residentail use is permitted in asscociation with commericial.

Lots can be purchased either separately or as a combination of more than one lot.

Section prices on application (POA).

Property Description of land for sale in Punakaiki

Ideally placed adjacent to the well travelled state highway and just meters from Pancake Rocks & Blowholes, these five sectionsfor sale, represent a golden opportunity for astute investors and developers.

The only commercially zoned waterfront land available for sale in Punakaiki. Opportunity for potential tourism, retail or hospitality development.


Punakaiki is the gateway to the dramatic limestone country of the Paparoa National Park. It lies halfway between Greymouth and Westport on one of the most spectacular coastal highways in New Zealand. Punakaiki is best known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes – both of which are spectacular and a must-see when visiting the West Coast.

West Coast map

The Punakaiki township has a Department of Conversation visitor centre, café and tearooms, craft shop and plenty of car parking. Punakaiki is also the service centre for the Paparoa National Park – 30,000 ha of varied landscape from classic West Coast native rainforest and mountain tops, to the expansive rugged coastal beaches. Being strategically well positioned on the South Island tourist route, the area draws in thousands of international and domestic tourists year round.

Driving times range from 35 mins to Greymouth, and approx. 3.5 hrs from Christchurch, Franz Josef glacier and Nelson, respectively. Daily airport services are available at nearby Hokitika and Westport.

Land for sale Description

Careful integration of decks, terraces & planting will allow a close relationship with the environment.

An elevated building platform allows unrestricted views out to sea while safeguarding the properties from the elements.

Each lot is adjacent to State Highway 6, and enjoys absolute beach frontage. A retaining wall has been established part-way across each lot to protect from erosion. A compacted fill platform has been established on the site for building purposes.

The site is approximately 5.5 meters above mean-high water mark, It is anticipated that ocean views will be possible from the equivalent first-level of any building construction.

Power, phone and water connections will be provided to each lot.


Conceptial Vision

Preliminary concept designs have been explored that reflect the natural palette of the environment and work to function seamlessly with the beautiful seaside site.

Large openings and integrated internal/external courtyard allows for various seasonal modes of living.

Extensive preliminary designs for potential building have been prepared by Christchurch based Sheppard & Rout Architects, which could be made available to purchasers. These include accommodation villas, motel/hotel complex and tourism/hospitality conceptual designs.


Reflections of the environment

Environmental architectural forms have been envisioned that create a sculptural language with the environment.

Modern lines, materials and sustainable architectural practices are fundamental to the vision for the site.

Alternating interior and exterior spaces across the plans maximises privacy while also creating pockets of protection from the elements.


Zoning Plan for land for sale


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