Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street, Punakaiki, RD 1 7873

About Us

The Punakaiki Tavern is located in the heart of the village and provides the perfect halfway rest stop between Westport and Greymouth. The Tavern has a warm and relaxing atmosphere and offers quality friendly service:

  • Drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, bistro food and motel accommodation.
  • A beautiful garden setting with courtyards, paths and coastal plantings.
  • A two minute walk to either the ocean beach or to the Porarari River.
  • Close proximity to the Headquarters of the Paparoa National Park.
  • Close to lots of different walking tracks, just ask for more, information we are happy to help.
  • FREE WIFI

Punakaiki is also popular with holiday makers who come for the scenic walks, canoeing, horse trekking, surfing, fishing, swimming, and caving.

Your Hosts:  Ian and Lorraine Ryder

Ian and Lorraine have owned Punakaiki Tavern – Bistro and Accommodation for the past 19 years, they also built the tavern and surrounding buildings and live on site. “Punakaiki Tavern is our home as well as our business”.