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“Lots of tourists, but still a "must"”

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
Owner description: Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Awesome rock formations, great walk. We were there right at high tide, but the blowholes were only spitting a bit. Still very worthwhile for the scenery. The entire coastline is stunning, but sometimes can only be seen from the distance from the highway. Here you are right on the rocks.

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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Definitely worth a stop. Only takes about 20 minutes to see. I wouldn't say they're worth an overnight stop in Punakaiki, but the rocks are definitely a must-see along a trip.

Thank SarahDallas222
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

These pancake rocks are just simply amazing! They look so cool and just as I said amazing you need to see it for yourself! The blowholes were a bit disappointing but the pancake rocks were amazing enough :)

Thank AussieGirl212192324
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

Unfortunately it wasn't high tide so I wasn't able to get the full effect of it but I can't image how much more impressive it could be.

Thank Adam J
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Beautiful natural rock formations on the coast. The information posted along the way was very good at explaning the geologicaly anomoly that is the pancake rocks. Very accessible from the road. Short walk. I recommend.

Thank bill h
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