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Punakaiki Blow Holes & Pancake Rocks Scenic Tour provided by Explore West Coast

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Punakaiki Blow Holes & Pancake Rocks Scenic Tour

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Tour with our local knowledgeable guides to one of the World's Top 10 Coastal Scenic drives and visit the famous Punakaiki Blow Holes and Pancake Rocks. One of the regions key icons and a must do when visiting the South Island.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Greymouth i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Punakaiki, the World famous Coast road is rated one of the top 10 Coastal drives in the World. Home to the Pancake Rocks, where the sea, wind and massive geological change have shaped the landscape creating fascinating stacked limestone rocks that the sea has eroded creating blowholes. Leaving from the central West Coast you will travel via the Great Coast Road, which is rated as one of the top 10 coastal drives in the World. With some of the best scenery on offer you will need a camera on hand to capture the views. This 45 minute drive will take you to the small coastal township of Punakaiki where you will get to view the famous blow holes and pancake rock natural formations. Your guide will give you time to explore the area and local shops before checking out the cavern near by or the Truman Track, a short walk to a coastal view point. The blow holes and pancake rocks is one of New Zealand’s must do activities and one not to be missed. Your tour guide will bring you back to your accommodation or the central business district. Pick up from Greymouth i-SITE Visitor Centre - Railway Station or central accommodation establishments.
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  • You'll end at
    Greymouth i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    164 MacKay Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Important Information
Departure Point
Greymouth i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 164 MacKay Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Admission ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GreeceHelena wrote a review Mar 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand373 contributions30 helpful votes
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The Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are unique. An easy walk in along a well maintained pathway. Try and time your visit to coincide with a high tide in order to view the Blowholes performing at their best.
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TheBandasaks wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand151 contributions22 helpful votes
This is an extremely well done walk. You could spend as long or as little time here as you like. Stunning views, great for photos, safe for the kids. It's been designed well, so although there are lots of people, you feel alone.
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Brigid C wrote a review Jan 2021
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Thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Bob as our guide. He had excellent knowledge of the area and history, and also added a couple of stops which we weren't expecting. Very good value tour.
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preeti s wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a beautiful place to see. We had the best guide with us. He was full of information. Our trip was for blow holes only, but our guide showed us many more things. Loved the walks he took us on.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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JoRhys wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand77 contributions13 helpful votes
Wow this was awesome. No need for a tour, just walk around yourself and read the information on the stands. Plenty of Blow Holes, make sure you wear a raincoat. So many spots to view so many different rocks and blow holes. Great paths to walk around, which make it safe.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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By: Explore West Coast
JohnnyUK7
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Wonderful views from up amongst the tree tops
TREE TOP WALKWAY - This is an amazing tree top walk on an excellently built structure and easy to access. Part of
Lesley O
Lesley O
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Thrilling walk
I didn’t do the treetop walk but the Hokitika Gorge was incredible. It was a lovely day and not busy, would definit
Naina-Damani
Naina-Damani
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SPECTACULAR SCENERY AND VIBRANT BLUE WATER.
We were in a group tour with AATKings and just walked around and Isobel explained to perfection. Beautiful scenery
Sue W
Sue W
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Excellent day
If you are venturing to the West Coast .. I can’t recommend this tour enough .. such an awesome day 👌👌 👌 with Bo
fieryred33
fieryred33
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Hokitika Gorge & Tree top canopy
Wow! Bob picked us up from Hotel Lake Brunner and took us back to Hokitika for the tour. It was just my husband
juliefromsurrey
juliefromsurrey
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Excellent Day Out!
We did the Best of the West day tour, which was absolutely brilliant! Bob, our guide, was so knowledgable and made
MonfriteNZ
MonfriteNZ
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Well worth a visit even in bad weather
Our tour guide Trevor Molloy has a lifetime's knowledge and experience of the area and shared many local treasures
marymG7236VF
marymG7236VF
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Wedding
We recently attended a wedding at this venue. Everything was fabulous including the venue, the staff and the food.
Brian C
Brian C
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Something different
A pleasant out of the way park giving an insight to the flora of the area and that of New Zealands South Island, wi
GeevesJ
GeevesJ
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Fantastic Tour
We had the most wonderful Tour guide in Bob who looked after us like we were family. Bob was very engaging with the
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