Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, Punakaiki

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See nature's creativity at its best at Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, 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. Start your trip to Punakaiki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Anyone travelling north past Greymouth must not miss this spectacular display of nature at its best! DOCS are to be congratulated on the way they have improved and presented this to tourists -- I reca...  more »
  • Unscheduled visit initially, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful scenery between the rocks, the density of the vegetation and the ocean
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  • Beautiful views from this easy short walk right on the coast along Highway 6 in Panakaiki. A few stairs in the rock pathway but an easy stroll for most visitors.  more »

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