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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  • Wonderful complex formations that have to be seen to be believed. Worth an hour if the weather behaves. Best to see at the highest tides and rough weather when the blowholes really get going. Can be v...  more »
  • First time here for a decade and it was even better than I remembered. Tracks are well maintained and great spots to view the amazing sights. The sea was in fine form and we got some really impressive...  more »
  • If you do get at punakaiki are, it is nice to visit. Huge natural disasters, the power of the sea!!
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