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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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Beautiful location to visit

The path is wel paved, so also disabled people Can go there. We were not in the right time for the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin S
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Berlicum, The Netherlands
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Do not miss - fab rock formation, walk and blow hole spectacle all for free!

We loved this place - came just before high tide on a sunny day. The walkway is beautifully... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leighites
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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“blow holes” (240 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The path is wel paved, so also disabled people Can go there. We were not in the right time for the Blowholes, but the pancake Rocks gave already beautiful views. In the neighbourhood you Can also take a walk along the River. Nice place to...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed yesterday

We loved this place - came just before high tide on a sunny day. The walkway is beautifully maintained and enabled several people to watch the various spots identified by signage. The scenery is rugged and fascinating. We couldn’t believe it was free as was...More

Thank Leighites
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wasn’t to fussed about stopping here but glad we did. The rock formations are great to see, very photogenic. It is an easy loop to walk. Well worth a visit. Lots of birds as well.

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

White-fronted terns and red-billed gulls for bird watchers. Crazy rock formations for geologists and holidaying geography teachers. Windy weather conditions for non-toupee wearers.

Thank Kumquat7Kumquat7
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had been told not to miss this spot and were so glad we went. The rock formations are amazing - they just get better as you do the easy, well maintained walk. And the blow holes!! Try to time your visit with high tide...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walkway takes about 20 minutes and gives fabulous views of the sandstone rock formations along the shoreline. There is a small cafe, souvenir shop and bathrooms available. Lots of great picture opportunities.

Thank russell85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone travelling north past Greymouth must not miss this spectacular display of nature at its best! DOCS are to be congratulated on the way they have improved and presented this to tourists -- I recall being here in 1984 and the way DOCS have improved...More

Thank Laurie and Anne A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views from this easy short walk right on the coast along Highway 6 in Panakaiki. A few stairs in the rock pathway but an easy stroll for most visitors. 👍🏼

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit this during high tide and You will get quite show from a few of the " Blowholes" . The park office and the local bar will have that info posted. This is a sight to behold. The formations are amazing. My husband is a...More

Thank shutter_bug1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick hike to a beautiful spot. Safe walk, close to information center. Walk in car park, cross the street

Thank dawnski99
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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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