Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park
Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline, are all packed into one national park.
Established in 1987, Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the settlement of Punakaiki.
The park's coastal cliffs, river canyons, delicate cave formations and the bizarre ‘pancake-stack’ coastal formations attract visitors to the area.
Find out about walking, canoeing, rockclimbing and caving opportunities in the park. The popular Pancake Rocks and Blowholes walk is suitable for families.
Find out about campsites and accommodation options near Paparoa National Park.
If you are going to be using the track system in the park make sure you are properly equipped and well prepared.
The famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are just a 20 minute loop walk from where you park your vehicle on the main highway at Punakaiki.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Paparoa National Park.
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