Everyone wants to see the unique formations called Pancake Rocks, but that’s not all Punakaiki serves up.

Waves and wind have eroded the limestone coast at Dolomite Point for millennia, creating spectacular cliffs, pinnacles and blowholes. Thin limestone rocks are heaped up like stacks of pancakes. Few people realise that his fascinating limestone landscape stretches all the way to the Paparoa Mountain Range. So, after treating your eyes to the Pancake Rocks, venture inland and let them feast on the Pororari River Gorge, Punakaiki Cavern and Xanadu Cave in Paparoa National Park.