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Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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Awesomely beautiful. A must do if visiting New Zealand. At high tide the water races through the rocks and blowholes resulting in incredible rainbows and sounds!
The Pancakes Rocks are worth a visit if you are travelling in the west coast. There is a walking trial which takes a minimum of 20mins - of course, this will take longer due to stops for photos and si... read more »
I have done a lot of landscape photography but I have never seen this type of formations in my previous travels. Be sure to bring umbrella because of the rain. The walk is fairly short from the main r... read more »
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