Paparoa National Park
Paparoa National Park
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Mike Charlton
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
These amazing rocks are well worth stopping for. incredible natural carving of the rock on the Western coastline. Blow holes, surge pool and information is readily available.
Written 21 March 2020
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Shatiel
Belfast, UK728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We did the Punakaiki – Pororari Loop and it was really pleasant. The elevation gain is pretty mild and you go trough some really cool scenery and forest. Highly recomended.
Written 23 March 2019
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Mark P
Denver, CO1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Make sure to take the entire paved trail which is a easy walk. In just a short walk you will pass through several ecological zones.
Written 22 December 2018
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Ray S
Oklahoma City, OK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
My wife and I stopped at the park on the way to Greymouth on Highway 6, primarily to see the pancake rocks. In addition to that walk we took the Truman hike. Both were well marked and were beautiful. The only problem encountered was occasional crowding to get pictures, but generally people were very cooperative in sharing space. Both short hikes were great and the pancake rocks and blow holes were worth the time and effort. Should not be missed if in this area. The drive further south from the park is spectacular for views of the Sea. Although listed in Feb, 2018, we were there in 2017.
Written 1 March 2018
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canada777-1207
Lafayette, CO487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This was the most stunning drive in all of New Zealand that we experienced. It is absolutely gorgeous. Pancake rocks is just a small part of the whole picture. And it is wonderful. The drive through this area is amazing. The views of the sea, rock formations on the coast, green lush hills and valleys. Oh my goodness. Words cannot describe. There are hikes, caves, and beaches. We stayed at Punakaiki Resort which is in this wonderland. Absolutely incredible. Would love to go back to this amazing and special place.
Written 26 November 2017
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Mark1Rob
Townville, SC477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Beautiful ocean scenery and great vistas. Lots of unusual formations. Easy walking. Great and convenient overlooks. Parking is a premium. Take it when you find it
Written 11 March 2017
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Bati D
Tel Aviv District, Israel188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
The sound of the waves, the pancake rocks the beautiful rain forest. You can walk and view the rocks threw different angels.
Written 23 December 2016
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Rand R
Brownsburg, IN197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Just an easy drive north of Graymouth we visited the pancake rocks, better known as Paparoa National Park. Well worth the drive. Enjoyed seeing and photographing the stone towers and ridges that have been carved by the ocean wave action. The blow holes, where waves were flowing up a narrow canyon and crashing into the dead end threw up beautiful foam and formed rainbows on a clear day. Enjoyed watching the waves breaking and rolling to the shore. Great place to visit.
Written 19 April 2016
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AlbanyRick
Albany, Australia2,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
This national park was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand's South Island, and it has so much to offer beyond just the well known Pancake Rocks. Spend a good day here, and check out these must-see places:

- Pancake Rocks: beautiful geology, stunning rocks, and amazing especially when the swell is big in the Blowhole and Chimney Pot.

- Punakaiki Cavern: a cave you can explore for free with a torch.

- Punakaiki Gorge: there's a nice walk trail that goes right beside the river through this gorge.

- Truman Track: a short walk to the beach, with magnificent and massive sea caves.

- The beach: the Punakaiki Beach Camp is a good place to stay, and you can enjoy a sunset beach walk here.

Many other hikes are in the area, and it deserves more than just a passing visit.
Written 11 February 2016
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lowens311
Kansas City, MO633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
You will be missing out if you do not add this park to your trip agenda. The pancake rocks and blowholes were amazing. I recommend going at high tide to get the most out of the experience, as the waves crash in and it is really quite something. The nice circular walk is easy and wasn't crowded when we were there. Great place to watch the sea and relax.I'm sure there is more to do here than we did, but we saw teh rocks and blowholes and visited the shops. FYI for birders, saw Weka and spotted shags here.
Written 21 July 2015
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