Pukekura is situated only 35 minutes south of Hokitika, 1 hour north of Franz Josef Glacier and 2 ½ hours East of Australia. (map)
Based in this area we can offer a range of activities.
Lake Ianthe lies 5 km down the highway. It is renown for its trout fishing. We have two Canadian canoes and fishing rods for hire. Cruises on the Tamaki an historic paddle boat are also available.
The Wild West Coast beach is only 5 minutes drive. Watch the sun go down over the Tasman Sea with a bottle of wine while we slave away cooking your evening meal back at Pukekura. Greens Beach seal colony is 15 minutes by 4x4 and two hours walk (one way) down the beach. The chance of seeing other tourists are rare but the chance of seeing seals are 100%. You'll need to relax in our hot pools after this day out.
Gold panning can be also be done in the local creeks. All findings to be handed over to the town's Highway-Man. It's no good complaining because he's also the town's Sheriff. Gold fever has been known to trap people here for days.
We are only 1 hours drive from the world famous Franz Josef Glacier and a 2500 km swim from Sydney.
There is opportunities for hunting and fishing the rivers of this area.
We also have a 20 minute forest walk on the property. Not recommended for people from London who have known to get lost.