Punakaiki or Pancake rock is set in the 30,000 hectare Paparoa National Park.
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
The walk starts on the opposite of the little shopping centre. You can’t miss the signs. The idea is to follow the arrows and walk in a clockwise direction but that does not always happen.
You walk through a lot of native flax before reaching the sea.
There is no shortage of limestone formation along the way.
The first large area with seats and guard rails is the place to stop to see the blowholes.
Follow the path to the gusher. You can hear the water being forced out through the opening of the blowhole.
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