Pancake Rocks Cafe, Punakaiki, review, New Zealand West Coast.

Pancake Rocks Cafe, Punakaiki, review, New Zealand West Coast.

Located on Coast Rd, Punakaiki 4300, New Zealand, the Pancake Rocks Cafe is across the road from the famous Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki. I stopped here with a friend for an evening meal before visiting the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Even though the cafe is famous for its pancakes, I ordered the soup of the day while my friend had fish and chips.

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Things to do in New Zealand, West Coast (South Island): Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes, Paparoa National Park

Things to do in New Zealand, West Coast (South Island): Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes, Paparoa National Park

The Punakaiki Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki are part of the Paparoa National Park. They are limestone formations created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments. The rocks started forming about 30 million years ago. During high tide, the ocean water bursts through several vertical blowholes.

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