Punakaiki is home to the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of the West Coast, as well as stunning rugged coastline views.  It is located a short 45-minute drive from Greymouth and is best visited during high tide, which we unfortunately missed.  Despite the blowholes not being too spectacular in the lower tide, it was still not hard to see why the Pancake Rocks were given their name as we walked around the 20-minute circuit.  The limestone formations actually look like stacks of pancakes!

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This entry was written by miss andy and published on March 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm. It’s filed under Greymouth, New Zealand, Paparoa National Park and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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