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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  • It is incredible what everything nature can create. The rock formations with the various layers is absolutely worth a visit!
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  • Stopped off as we returned to our hotel and the heavens opened as we walked round. Worth the visit though, Best to go at high tide if you wish to see the blue holes in action. 
  • A collection of limestone rocks where large blowholes have developed as the Rock has eroded. Free to enter but make sure to visit at high tide as this is when the water is forced into the blowholes. A...  more »