Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, Punakaiki

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Geologic Formation Hiking Trail
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. By using our Punakaiki vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk and other attractions in Punakaiki.
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  • We were driving from Westport and stop here to watch pancake rocks. Well track and kids will love it! Beautiful spot to take some pictures and have a rest.  more »
  • We headed there a bit too early so missed high tide which was a shame. I would definitely try and time it for high tide. It is pretty and a nice easy walk but missed some of the effect but we're sure ...  more »
  • It's so pretty here, especially when the tide is putting on a beautiful show! Not every place is flat so those with reduced mobility may have a bit of trouble, but they can still visit.  more »