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.

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”.