Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes

These coastal rocks are remarkable pieces of natural sculpture.  Looking like enormous stacks of pancakes, the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are a major New Zealand visitor attraction.

Formed 30 million years ago from fragments of skeletons and shells, these limestone rocks have been sculpted over the millions of years by rain, wind and sea water.

The well-formed steps and broadwalks lead you to the best viewing spots and the pathway has wheelchair access to most features.

The blowholes perform at their best around high tide with a strong sea swell.

The Pancake Rocks are a 50 minute drive up the beautiful Coast Road from Greymouth.  This major tourist attraction is FREE, and one definately NOT TO BE MISSED.

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes