Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk

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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
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Hiking Trails • Geologic Formations
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nzwestie
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand437 contributions
Good easy walk with good views of the Pancakes!
Apr 2021
Great that they have made it so easy and nice to walk around the area to see all the different sites of the Pancake Rocks. It was not such a big blowhole day for us but I think it is def worth stopping for the walk around
Written 7 May 2021
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Found_Lost_Key
New Zealand1,211 contributions
Free attraction
Apr 2021
A must do when in the area. Plenty of free parking for both cars and campervans/trailers. Toilets are behind the visitor centre. We heard a kiwi calling out behind the toilets while we were there. This is a free attraction. The blow holes are in full action at high tides. A nice walkway that provides multiple views and is wheelchair accessible to nearly all of the area.
A couple of shops nearby for food and drinks and souvenirs. We spent about 45 mins there with stops for photos etc.
Written 5 May 2021
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MilmineM
Auckland, New Zealand472 contributions
Stunning West Coast
Apr 2021 • Family
Last visited here 25 years ago - don’t remember there being such a great track back then. All wheelchair accessible which is excellent and really gives a great view of the rocks and the blowholes. Try and visit at high tide for the best experience.
Written 29 April 2021
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,225 contributions
Very good - windy damp day - ideal for the blowholes
Apr 2021
Wandered the track/path - it's quite spectacular at points. I was quite taken by a blowhole slightly away from the actual coast ones. It kept blasting out spray - I then found I was somewhat saturated - mist doesn't drown you does it? Yep! All in all it's definitely worth a stop and a short walk.
Written 23 April 2021
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Nicole M
Whangarei5 contributions
Pancake Rocks & Blowholes
Mar 2021 • Couples
Wow this is a must see, it’s spectacular!
One grumble though- with all the complaints about businesses suffering from Covid it seemed silly to see two of the three shops closed at 4pm when there were queues of cars & motorhomes looking for food and coffee - go figure 🤦‍♀️
Written 20 March 2021
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Teagle
Auckland, NZ97 contributions
Great experience
Feb 2021
Such an awesome experience with raw natural beauty at its best. The tarsealed track makes for an easy walk for all ages and those with limited mobility or in a wheelchair, which really pleased me to see. We visited the rocks twice allowing us to feel and see the rugged beauty.
Written 10 March 2021
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Larissa K
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2021 • Family
Definitely worth doing this. Amazing views and the walk is well done. Lots of parking for all sized vehicles, great place. Recommended and must do on the West coast.
Written 25 February 2021
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Katie D
Brighton and Hove, UK333 contributions
Amazing rock formations
Jun 2020
Such an amazing natural rock formation. Your mind can go wild seeing different shapes. Enjoy watching the tide and the water shooting out of the blowhole. It is an easy walk and a lot is accessible for all.
Written 17 February 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
UNIMAGINABLE ROCK FORMATION.
Mar 2020
It is a pleasant walk with amazing scenery and unimaginable rock formation with huge waves and water gushing towards the edge.
Written 9 February 2021
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Kikki
Auckland, New Zealand270 contributions
Cool rocks...better when the blowhole is going
Jan 2021
It's worth a wander around. The rock formations are very amazing and the roaring sea around them is amazing. Two visits here and still have never seen the blowhole going. Sigh.
Written 5 February 2021
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