Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / West Coast Region / Punakaiki / Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
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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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk Reviews
We stayed in Punakaiki which was a 30 minuted drive up from Greymouth. This was our first sight seeing stop for the day. We parked across the road from the entrance and then did the walk around the ro... more »
Las formaciones rocosas son muy interesantes y extrañas. Las vistas de las rocas y el mar son fabulosas. Hay que hacer una caminata muy corta y cómoda. more »The rock formations are very interesting and strange. The views of the rocks and the sea are fabulous. You have to make a very short and comfortable walk.
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