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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk

| State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Spectacular scenery

An easy sealed walkway to navigate on foot and some great views of the rocks and incoming... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
purfkt
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Blowholes put on a great show

We visited the Pancake Rocks at high tide with a good surf running, and they put on a spectacular... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Graham F
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| State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An easy sealed walkway to navigate on foot and some great views of the rocks and incoming swells. Free entry and nearby parking and other facilities. A must see on the coast.

Thank purfkt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Pancake Rocks at high tide with a good surf running, and they put on a spectacular show. Huge surges of water crashing into the rocks and plumes of spray coming through the blowholes with rainbows displayed in the mist.

Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stop definitely worth making. Enter the walk to the rocks through a rain-forest covered walkway. There are several look-out points along the way, some easier to access than others. The views of the Tasman Sea, the rock formations and the surf crashing against the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't see the blowholes as we came at low tide but we still enjoyed our visit. The walkways were clean and tidy, everything well signposted and the restrooms across the road were clean. Only one thing which might need improvement is, the do...More

Thank evagnz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really difficult to choose a photo that will give the whole experience and probably without the roar of the sea waves battling for the shore is not possible, but the experience is unforgettable. The formation of pancake rocks is indeed unique. Absolutely magical...More

Thank Andrzej S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

gorgeous spectacle of scenery. the walk is really beautiful on a summers day, varying vegetation, landscapes of green mountains, the power of the ocean against the rocks below. It's really just stunning

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must go to the beach at Punakaiki Resort then have a walk in the official entryway. Beautiful laying beyond description.

Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's so different now.....views are still amazing but impressive changes and improvements to the track around the rocks. Great tourist attraction....you have to see it!

Thank Sandra T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great short walk with the kids with stunning views and interesting rock formation. Stop by the cafe for some pancakes!

Thank clan100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the stroll and views and don't forget to look at the vegetation. There are many photo opportunities.

Thank lanao-nz
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Helen J
27 December 2016|
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Response from Jack D | Reviewed this property |
Who said anything about seeing kiwi? I went back and read my review and there is no mention of any birds. We did see white fronted terns nesting in the rocks which I did not mention since they were a bit far away.
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Lovely S
21 September 2015|
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Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
The best time to visit is an hour either side of high tide as that is when the blowhole is most spectacular. I suggest you do some research on tide times before your visit.
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Ed O
18 February 2015|
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Response from Julie P | Reviewed this property |
There should be a bus leaving from Greymouth. or go to the information centre in Greymouth and see if there is a tour bus.
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