Accommodation, Facilities and Tariffs

All of our rooms come fully made up with fresh linen and duvets. The use of sleeping bags is not permitted in our hostel. Unfortunately there are no banks, supermarkets or gas stations in Punakaiki. The nearest towns are either Greymouth or Westport for these services.

German style bread and muffins are freshly baked and available for sale at Te Ruru Lodge.

Free Unlimited Wifi is available in all of our rooms.

Discounts do not apply to bookings made through agents.
Prices quoted do not include YHA discounts.

Christmas and New Years bookings need to be booked for a minimum of 2 nights. 24th and 25th December, OR 31st December and 1st January. 

Te Ruru Lodge

Community house, great facilities – wee shop, freshly baked bread and muffins available for sale in this home away from home.

Fully equipped kitchen
2 x toilets
2 x showers
Laundry (2 washing machines & 2 dryers)


1 x double with ensuite – $90/couple
1 x double and single with ensuite – $90/couple, $20 extra person
1 x double or twin – $75/couple
1 x double – $75/couple

Rata Lodge

Surrounded by native bush, this spacious lodge is ideal for families, small groups and retreats.

Downstairs: Fully equipped kitchen
Downstairs: 2 x toilets
Downstairs: 2 x showers
Upstairs: Lounge

Upstairs: 2 x doubles – $75/couple
Upstairs mezzanine: 6 x single beds – $28/person

Tiro Moana

Tiro Moana

Tiro Moana (Sea View) is a wonderful self contained unit with all the comforts of home. Enjoy the mesmerizing Tasman Sea Sunsets overlooking the Punakaiki Rainforest.

Toilet and Shower
Lounge and Private Balcony

1x double = $150/couple

Weka Lodge

Spacious self contained lodgings suited to hikers, cyclists and adventurers. Conservatory kitchen. From the car park it’s a two minute walk through the rainforest to your accommodation.

Conservatory kitchen
Shower & toilet

Dorm: 7 x singles – $28/person

Kowhai Cottage

Private, fully self contained cottage offering high quality facilities, including disabled access.

Fully equipped kitchen & lounge
Shower & toilet

1x double or twin
1x double

4 people $182
This cottage is sold as a whole private unit 

Tui Cottage


A cosy self contained studio offering privacy and comfort.

Shower & toilet
Disabled access

1 x double and single – $120/couple $20 extra person

Hideaway Cottage

Nestled privately in the rainforest, with it’s own en-suite and tea and toast making facilities. From the car park it’s a two minute walk through the rainforest to your accommodation.

1 x double or twin – $100/couple


Mamaku Cottage

Our brand new Mamaku Cottage is a self contained studio unit. 222IMG_5360

Shower & toilet
Private front deck

1 x double and single – $140/couple $20 extra person



Koru is a small Double room located only 15 meters from our
main lodge Te Ruru (see photos above) where you can find all
kitchen, bathroom and lounge facilities with all the comforts
of home. Koru is secluded in our native rainforest.

1 x double – $75/couple





Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

We have a 24hr cancellation policy – please call us by 6pm the day before arrival. All group bookings require one week’s cancellation. If not enough notice is given, we will charge full price for the bookings made, unless we can resell the reservation requested. A booking is not confirmed until credit card details have been received, or some other form of full payment made.

From December 22nd until January 5th we have a one week cancellation policy on every booking made.

Check in/out

Check out time is 10.00am.
When arriving by car, check in is before 8pm in the summer, and 7pm in the winter.

Intercity Bus passengers

Please book your bus to the Truman Track (TRT) then walk down Hartmount Place to our reception. Please tell the driver where you are staying as you get on the bus.

Free Pickup from Punakaiki

We offer free pickups from Punakaiki if required- please let us know in advance so we can meet you. We pickup at 12.30pm and 3pm outside the Department of Conservation Information Centre – if you have to wait more than 10 minutes, please call us.

Pricing and Discounts

Prices quoted do not include YHA discounts.
Discounts do not apply to bookings made through agents.

Buses and Heavy Vehicles

The maximum bus size to be entering and exiting the Retreat sites is to be no greater than eight (8) meters in length. This size is approximately a 24-seat bus.

All guest and staff vehicles including shuttle buses and mini-vans must only access and leave the Te Nikau Retreat sites in a forward direction (i.e. no reversing onto Hartmount Place) and must never by any means reverse onto State Highway 6.

Buses and heavy vehicles accessing the Te Nikau Retreat site shall only do so via left-turn into Hartmount Place, and right-turn out of Hartmount Place and into State Highway 6.

Buses that are greater than eight (8) meters in length will need to drop off guests at the Truman Track car park in State Highway 6.

Full size tour coaches shall not directly access the Te Nikau Retreat site. Instead the parking areas at Punakaiki shall be used and a shuttle bus or other smaller vehicle shall be used to transfer guests to the Retreat site.

There shall not be any Retreat generated shuttle bus trips on Hartmount Place beyond the access to 19 Hartmount Place (Te Nikau Retreat sign and driveway to Reception area).

All shuttle buses and trailers brought onto the Te Nikau Retreat site will be stored overnight on-site and not on Hartmount Place.