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Welcome to Woodpecker Bay

West Coast Accommodation – Stay Special




Woodpecker Bay is the bay encompassing Fox River, just north of Punakaiki, on the wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Our West Coast accommodation consists of 6 self-contained baches situated along the coast of Woodpecker Bay.

Woodpecker Bay offers remoteness and unmatched natural beauty and all of our baches have stunning ocean views and are right on the water’s edge. All baches have fully equipped kitchens and all linen is provided, most of our baches have fast wifi – see the terms page for more information. They are suitable for couples, friends and families looking to explore the beauty of the West Coast.

Bach (pronounced ‘batch’) is the Kiwi word for a traditional rustic, often seaside, holiday home – our baches are rustic, and definitely seaside! Unwind and enjoy… It’s like chicken soup for the soul.

There is a lot to do in the area such as cycling or walking the Paparoa Track, or one of the many others throughout the Paparoa National Park. The famous Pancake Rocks and Blow holes at Punakaiki are just 15 minutes away. Wildlife on the coast includes seals and many seabirds including the occasional penguin. Dolphins are often spotted swimming past.

*Sorry pets are not permitted

** Not all properties are suitable for infants or small children, please check the listing descriptions.

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Penguin Support

Little Blue Penguin on the West Coast

Help save the penguins simply by booking! A portion of every guest booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust. So far, guests at our six baches have donated $10,850.00 NZD (updated July 2024)

The Trust and the Penguins thank you!

See the West Coast Penguin Trust’s great work here.