Pancake Rocks & Blowholes Walk, Punakaiki

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See nature's creativity at its best at Pancake Rocks & 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 & Blowholes Walk and other attractions in Punakaiki.
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  • Yes, it's touristy, but the walkway is long and beautiful. NZ did a beautiful job of developing this attracting, with walkways and lookouts. We spent at least an hour here, getting photos and relaxing...  more »
  • Bit too touristy as bus loads stop on way by, try to go in off hours. Excellent walkway, gorgeous views.  more »
  • Punakaiki is a little settlement on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It's famous for its pancake rocks and blowholes - a spectacular 'must see' if you are visiting this area. It was a ver...  more »