Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
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  • stellamay
    216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, amazing and stunning scenery a must see.
    Wow! a Must see. We visited recently after touring New Zealand. The walk took us much longer than the information says because of the photo opportunities along the walk but we didn't mind. The drive out to Pancake Rocks takes about 40-45 minutes from Greymouth and there is a reasonably large car park cafes and souvenirs shops across the road from the entrance. The walk out to view the rocks is easily accessible (one direction) for those in wheelchairs and with walking difficulties and requires able bodied persons the other direction. A warning it is very windy so go in warm clothes and hold on to your hats, I was wearing a beanie and it nearly blew right of my head. But absolutely stunning scenery which ever way you look. Amazing location and the route out from Greymouth is very photographic as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • PDWEB
    Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing pancake rocks
    This is an incredible piece of nature that is well worth the visit. Really well set up with easy parking and very good facilities the real reason to be here is the beautiful and very unique rock formations that are the Pancake rocks. They weren’t blowing when we were there but still a very lovely place to visit and fascinating to look at. We were lucky enough to see a pair of the very rare Hectors dolphins playing in the bay which was an added bonus
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Prantik Bera
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful scenic viewpoints and lovely sunset
    We were there during the sunset time. The pancake rocks area is really interesting in terms of rock formation and erosion by the sea and wind. The walk is pretty simple and there are multiple viewpoints scattered along the route. When the sun shines on the rocks it really creates a wonderful photo opportunity. Punakaiki is also a nice little town to stay for a night. The pancake rocks viewing area is highly recommended if visiting Punakaiki.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Momelco
    Denver, Colorado558 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short Walk and Stunning Views
    Unique, short hike to view the pancake rocks and blowholes on a well-maintained path. There are multiple spots on the path with historical facts and plenty of photo opportunities. Highly recommend this short hike if you’re in the area – it’s stunning! Across the street you will find the visitor’s center, toilets, an ice cream shop and restaurant. There are plenty of parking for cars and camper vans.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 March 2024
  • Theresa D
    Perth, Australia1,097 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    20 minute loop with a lot of stairs!!
    We did enjoy walking through the rain forest at the beginning and end of the loop. Along the way there were plenty of viewing spots and plenty of wonders to see at all of them. The information on the sign at the entrance says the walk is about twenty minutes but it takes a lot longer with the stops to see the different aspects of the rocks and blowholes. Might need more info about the distance to the exit, a drink fountain and a toilet nearby
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
  • jjo
    830 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do the walk
    We went twice, once a low tide and once near high tide. No real blow hole action. However, the rock formations were more than enough to take the full walk. The trail is easy and really nicely done.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Sparcs07
    Epsom, United Kingdom1,174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really unusual interesting sightseeing stop
    With an incredible views of the coast line, Pancake Rocks is location 30-40mins drive from Greymouth. A easy place to stop and view unusual tick formations and blow holes . Great places to take pictures, and good local coffee shops
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Trippax2
    Gosford, Australia76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place with spectacular views.
    The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes walk is about a 40 minute easy drive north of Greymouth. Well worth a visit, with the path walk (20-30 minutes) is a must. The rock formations are amazing and the day my husband and I visited the blowholes were in action. Some of the walk does have stairs, which could be a challenge for some.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Dale J
    Napier, New Zealand202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Notch
    Beautiful spot. Good parking and facilities that are being upgraded even further. The walk itself is easy, short and spectacular. The boardwalks are nice and most of it is wheelchair accessible. Weka hang about in the carpark. Don't feed them please!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Janka K
    Brno, Czech Republic8,174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not so long, but surely an interesting walk through the old rock formations
    You can see the rocks from a regular road on the way to the paid walk. There are even parking places to take off from you car and take some pictures. The paid walk itself is something for about 30 minutes, taking you in between few of these rocks, making the experience more intensive and the rocks much closer. In any case, I see this almost like a hidden gem of South Island, as it wasn't necessarily on my bucket list for New Zealand. But I stopped at the place anyway, and enjoying it a lot, in the end.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2024
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
You can see the rocks from a regular road on the way to the paid walk. There are even parking places to take off from you car and take some pictures.
The paid walk itself is something for about 30 minutes, taking you in between few of these rocks, making the experience more intensive and the rocks much closer.
In any case, I see this almost like a hidden gem of South Island, as it wasn't necessarily on my bucket list for New Zealand. But I stopped at the place anyway, and enjoying it a lot, in the end.
Written 14 April 2024
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Dale J
Napier, New Zealand202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful spot. Good parking and facilities that are being upgraded even further. The walk itself is easy, short and spectacular. The boardwalks are nice and most of it is wheelchair accessible.

Weka hang about in the carpark. Don't feed them please!
Written 25 March 2024
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Trippax2
Gosford, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes walk is about a 40 minute easy drive north of Greymouth.
Well worth a visit, with the path walk (20-30 minutes) is a must. The rock formations are amazing and the day my husband and I visited the blowholes were in action.
Some of the walk does have stairs, which could be a challenge for some.
Written 24 March 2024
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Sparcs07
Epsom, UK1,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
With an incredible views of the coast line, Pancake Rocks is location 30-40mins drive from Greymouth. A easy place to stop and view unusual tick formations and blow holes .

Great places to take pictures, and good local coffee shops
Written 21 March 2024
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jjo
Chicago830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We went twice, once a low tide and once near high tide. No real blow hole action. However, the rock formations were more than enough to take the full walk. The trail is easy and really nicely done.
Written 20 March 2024
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zg64
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Completed self-guided tour that included viewing of rock formations and wildlife such as seals. Easy tour path to follow without the aid of a tour guide.
Written 15 March 2024
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Theresa D
Perth, Australia1,097 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We did enjoy walking through the rain forest at the beginning and end of the loop. Along the way there were plenty of viewing spots and plenty of wonders to see at all of them. The information on the sign at the entrance says the walk is about twenty minutes but it takes a lot longer with the stops to see the different aspects of the rocks and blowholes.
Might need more info about the distance to the exit, a drink fountain and a toilet nearby
Written 5 March 2024
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Momelco
Denver, CO558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Unique, short hike to view the pancake rocks and blowholes on a well-maintained path. There are multiple spots on the path with historical facts and plenty of photo opportunities. Highly recommend this short hike if you’re in the area – it’s stunning!

Across the street you will find the visitor’s center, toilets, an ice cream shop and restaurant.

There are plenty of parking for cars and camper vans.
Written 1 March 2024
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Prantik Bera
Kolkata (Calcutta), India184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We were there during the sunset time. The pancake rocks area is really interesting in terms of rock formation and erosion by the sea and wind. The walk is pretty simple and there are multiple viewpoints scattered along the route. When the sun shines on the rocks it really creates a wonderful photo opportunity. Punakaiki is also a nice little town to stay for a night. The pancake rocks viewing area is highly recommended if visiting Punakaiki.
Written 31 January 2024
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Kwokey
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing views and outlook. Loved seeing seals play from a distance in their natural habitat as well as the rock formations. Easy walk you can do yourselves. Worth a visit!
Written 20 January 2024
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