Paparoa National Park, South Island

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#59 of 119 in Nature in South Island
Paparoa National Park is located in South Island. Put Paparoa National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lake Tekapo trip planning tool .
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  • This was the most stunning drive in all of New Zealand that we experienced. It is absolutely gorgeous. Pancake rocks is just a small part of the whole picture. And it is wonderful. The drive through t...  more »
  • Beautiful ocean scenery and great vistas. Lots of unusual formations. Easy walking. Great and convenient overlooks. Parking is a premium. Take it when you find it  more »
  • The famous Pancake, formed by erosion, acquiring wonderful forms due to strong wind, rain along with seawater, with small holes by where they are waves, creating a visual spectacle when the tide. Easy access to the coast, as there are comfortable and beautiful trails enjoying the Tasman Sea for a relaxing walk.
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Because of its humble size, the small town of Lake Tekapo has a limited amount of accommodations. That said, among the available lodgings you'll find a good variety of options, from scenic resorts and cottages to youth hostels and budget accommodations. Motels provide a good option along the side of the roads leading to and from the town.
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