Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki
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See nature's creativity at its best at Pancake Rocks, the iconic landmark of New Zealand's West Coast. Featuring a distinctive shape that resembles stacked pancakes, these limestone formations are over 30 million years old, carved gradually by water erosion over the millennia. This popular tourist attraction offers a series of trails and walkways that allow you to explore the rock shapes, see the waves breaking against the cliffs, admire the numerous blowholes, and even spot the dolphins that frequently visit the area. Several walkways are designed to be easily navigable by visitors with strollers and wheelchair users. By using our Punakaiki vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Pancake Rocks and other attractions in Punakaiki.
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  • these rocks are beautiful and definitely worth a visit if you are visiting or driving through Punakaiki. the entrance to this short walk is just at the side of the main road so it a great stop off poi...  more »
  • There are so many beautiful things to see in NZ! Definitely stop at pancake rocks if you are driving along the coast road and it's on your way. However, I wouldn't bother going too far out of your way...  more »
  • Well setup attraction with a trail that takes you quite close to the blowholes. You need a fair swell to see much action though. Still it's definitely worth visiting even if just for the scenic castal...  more »