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“Pancake Rocks”

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Punakaiki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Nice easy walk out to a very cool view of the rocks, it was stunning to watch the powerful ocean smash against the rocks. Definitely stop if you are going past.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank woodymoo
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

There are car parking areas either side of the shops, tho this is a popular place on the West Coast tourist route.
Well fenced & paved. Not too hard for anbody to walk. Not a very large distance. Easily childable. A number of lookout points, close-up and panoramic. Kiddy-proof fencing. Depends on the tides, of course, but the surge area & the blow holes are mesmerising.
A few touristy shops & small cafe. Privately owned toilets are open to the public, but there are only 3 Womens toilets & the cisterns may not fully re-fill, such is the number of people blitzing the place.
All free, but donations recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Drove up from Greymouth especially to see this. Rock formations amazing and blowholes great. Funny watching people's reactions to the water blowing up as they cross the bridge.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank colinm250
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Excellent facilities across the road, and easy access to the site. Be sure to get there at high tide to get the best out of the blow holes. The blowholes, rock formations and views are amazing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Worth a stop on the way up or down highway 6 - we were driving with our young kids and they enjoyed it very much. Allow around 30 minutes to walk around and take photos. Do be careful with younger children - there are lots of warning and danger signs around, and there are lots of safety barriers, so we felt safe.

Fascinating rock formations, fun watching the waves crashing in and up through the rocks, lovely vegetation to walk through.

Toilet facilities were very clean.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MrsKatRose
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