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The Rocks Homestay B&B

The Rocks Homestay B&B
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33 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki
03 731 1141
Think wild coast, isolated beaches, Nikau Palms, stunning views and rainforest right up to the doorway. Start your day with a tasty breakfast, home baked organic bread & muffins, free range eggs from our own chicken, ham, cheese, homemade toasted muesli, yoghurt and fruit. Experience Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, forest tracks and river walks in the Paparoa National Park, canoeing, horse trekking, beach walks, birdwatching and memorable sunsets. Complete your day relaxing in our wintergarden with fantastic views on the sea and the rainforest.
We are happy to prepare dinner (set-menu) for groups (4-6) on prior reservation.

Accept a warm invitation to share our eco-sensitive home in the wilderness.
Find out more on: www.therockshomestay.com
Languages spoken:  English, Swiss, German, French and Italian
The Rocks Homestay B&B is the ideal stop for guests travelling between Abel Tasman, Glaciers & Christchurch

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Free range eggs from our own chicken Organic vegies & herbs from our own garden

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce


2 ensuite queen size bedrooms with great seaview 1 ensuite twin bedroom with own wintergarden & bushviews Guest lounge & wintergarden overlooking the Tasman sea Free internet & WiFi

Total Capacity



Phone & Broadband


There are a range of activities in Punakaiki including walking in the Paparoa National Park, visiting the Pancake Rocks, swimming, surfing & beachwalking, birdwatching, canoeing & horse trekking

Tariff Includes

breakfast & free internet


We are located at the northern end of Punakaiki. A blue sign (close to Truman Track car park) "Motel, Homestay, Backpackers" indicates to turn off SH6 into Hartmount Place. You'll find us at the end of the road towards the sea (on the left).
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