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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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Loved the blowholes

Make sure you are there at high tide to get the best effect of the blowholes and the raging water... read more

Reviewed today
kiwiaz
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PHOENIX
King's Men road trip

This beautiful walk just gets better. The Department of Conservation (Doc) has done a fantastic job... read more

Reviewed yesterday
52Diane
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Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
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“high tide” (399 reviews)
“pancakes” (117 reviews)
“the west coast” (146 reviews)
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 today

Make sure you are there at high tide to get the best effect of the blowholes and the raging water. The walk is short, in parts it can be slippery with the water on the stones. don't miss this attraction is it mesmerising watching the...More

Thank kiwiaz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beautiful walk just gets better. The Department of Conservation (Doc) has done a fantastic job of presenting this iconic site. A must see on a west coast road trip. The dramatic coastal drive is stunning.

Thank 52Diane
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my second time here and it was even more beautiful than I remembered. There is free parking and admission. The path is smooth and even at first but eventually you'll arrive at some steep stairs so it's not appropriate for wheelchairs or strollers....More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got there a little later in the afternoon. It was a little drizzly . The views were fantastic. It is a really short and amazong walk to the views. Should definetly be ob the list of things to see.

Thank shaziakhan1410
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice place to visit especially early in the morning xx we came here earlier today and no one was there xx took heaps of photos without the crowd and saw the waves crashing into the water pretty special place quite windy though and cold but...More

Thank Shelathexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stoop off to stretch the legs and enjoy the view. A Lovely example of new Zealand's natural beauty

Thank curlieRex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's well worth the detour to go - the track is incredibly well set up, lots of viewing points, car parking is plentiful and the views are breathtaking.

Thank salbern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pancake Rocks are an incredibly spectacular natural attraction. The fury and power of the sea as it meets the coastline, while carving out amazing sculptures, is a must see. The viewing areas and pathways are well constructed and set out with regular story boards...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pancake rocks well worth a visit, walkways are well maintained with vantage points strategically placed. Blow holes need to be viewed at high tide.

Thank lalapalooza2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing walkway constructed by DOC provided easy access to these dramatic rock formations. It was easy to be impressed and awed by the forces of nature that shaped these rocks which are still undergoing transformation. The power of the sea was magnificent. Great views...More

Thank jokebrady
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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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