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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Punakaiki
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The rocks look man-made (a bit like sandbags squashed down flat).I love the fact that nobody really knows how they were formed - and they admit as much on the information boards. We were there at the wrong time to see water spurting out of the blowholes - you need to check locally when the best time is (I believe high tide, but could wrong).

Thank GerMar60
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

its well worth stopping to see these interesting rocks, there is a very well designed walkway with lots of well located lookouts, its best to see at high tide but worth a visit anytime

Thank mandr268
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a well designed walk lasting about 20 mins plus lingering time. There are great views from various aspects. Whether you see the blow holes at their full glory is a matter of luck. Unfortunately we didn't but it was still worth a visit.

Thank DavidH118WH
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

A trail of 1.3 km that provides multiple observation points of amazing rock formations that look like stacks of pancakes. .

Thank Yi-Ling B
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Very good - but only at high tide which, let's be honest, tends not to happen for your convenience! If you get the timing right and the sea is performing well, you can get some spectacular effects. There has been a lot of trouble taken to build a good network of paths and viewing points and it pays off - do check the tide times and don't forget your camera!

Thank Andrew S
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