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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk

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Address: | State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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+64 3-731 1895
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice stopover for a road trip. Free to visit.Amazing rock formation.Got lucky to see the blow holes but not lucky enough to capture it.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommend to go early morning, otherwise the place is packed with tourists. It is a nice walk, but i enjoyed much more the track next to the pancake rocks.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice stopover for a road trip. Free to visit.Amazing rock formation.Got lucky to see the blow holes but not lucky enough to capture it.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is just - awe inspiring. I'm sure it is best at high tide, but I'd go for sunrise or sunset to really enjoy the natural beauty of the place.

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Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pancake Rocks because of its unique and beautiful geological formations which we certainly enjoyed seeing. Unfortunately, the tide was not strong enough to produce the blow holes we were hoping to see. We did enjoy watching a pod of playful dolphins cruising along the coastline. The walkways are well established and despite it being a cloudy and dizzily... More 

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Thank lovesadventures
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was low tide and pouring with rain but this little walkway had some stunning sights. Never before seen rock formations like this.

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Thank NatashaRachael
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

People had raved about this attraction, as a result we were disappointed. We stopped to have a look as we were in the area. We were there at high tide but didn't see any blow holes. The rocks do look just like a stack of pancakes. Not bad as a pit stop but don't go out of your way.

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Thank LauraEvans88
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

To break up our travels we stopped here not expecting too much. Well, were we wrong. Spectacular views on a stunning autumn day. I would encourage anyone to stop here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Pancake Rocks about an hour or two before sunset and were delighted for the well-manicured path, the wonderfully devised reserve, and the ability to access such a beautiful natural phenomenon. It was a wonderful experience and one of many highlights of our trip. Don't forget to drop by the donation box on your way out of... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a free to visit attraction. There is a circular path made of tarmac and very well maintained. There are various viewing points along the way. The walk takes about 30 minutes. We visited in summer but it was a cloudy overcast day but still amazing. We were not there at a time to view the blowholes which happen at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a highlight of any visit to the New Zealand west Coast. A well kept walkway just metres from the main road and parking takes you around the blow holes affording great views and photo opportunities. The weathering of the surrounding rocks is a wonderful example of the power of nature at work. Being an Australian I thought that the... More 

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