Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blow Holes


Home of the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes!

Get there via the Great Coast Road, one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the world!


Punakaiki, New Zealand

Travel the Great Coast Road

As one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the world, according to Lonely Planet, the Great Coast Road takes you alongside the ancient limestone cliffs of Paparoa National Park. Along the way, experience underground rafting at Charleston, caving at Fox River on your way to the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki. Slow down and enjoy your journey through Charleston, Fox River, Punakaiki, Barrytown, Rapahoe and Runanga, through to Greymouth.

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See, Do & Stay

Punakaiki Walks

A selection of scenic walks in the Punakaiki area of the West Coast of New Zealand.

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Paparoa National Park

Spectacular coastline, limestone cliffs, canyons, caves, underground streams, and lush forests, includes New Zealand Great Walk: The Paparoa Track, and the incredible Pancake Rocks.

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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

The pancake rocks in Punakaiki are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast with good reason, they really do look like pancakes!

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