Punakaiki (Pancake) Rocks Walk
|Location: South Island|
|Nearest City: Westport|
|Length of tramp: 400 m|
|Time needed: 1HR|
|Elevation: 20 m|
|Wet Feet: No|
|Toilets: Yes, in Punakaiki village|
|Mobile phone coverage: yes|
|Date this tramp was last walked: 2009|
|Track quality: A newly sealed foot path.
|Shops/restaurants: In Punakaiki Village
|Hazards: Stay on foot path. Do not climb over the barriers it is a long drop to the ocean. And take a rain coat.|
|Transport: Westport to Greymouth bus run daily.
|Water: Only in Punakaiki village
|Driving Instructions: From Westport take highway 67 to Reefton. 6km south turn right on to highway 6 to Greymouth via Punakaiki. Charleston township is another 25km. The next point is Fox River at 45km. There is a good walk into Fox River Caves well worth the walk. The Irimahuwhero look out is also a good place to stop. Punakaiki is just another 2km.
|Camping on track: No|
|Track highlights: Punakaiki pancake Rocks and just down the road is the Punakaiki Caves. The blowholes are fantastic if the wind is blowing in from the sea at Gail force 10. Best seen at high tide.
|Area & Track History: The limestone rocks were formed by mild acid rain, high winds and sea water 30 million years ago. Punakaiki rock is set in the 30,000 hectare Paparoa National Park, were there is no shortage of 10 minutes to 3 day coastal bush walks waterfalls and caves to explore.
Map of Punakaiki Rocks Walk :
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Detailed track description for
Punakaiki Rocks Walk:
Punakaiki Rocks Walk - start
Punakaiki Rocks - Points 2
Punakaiki Rocks - Points 3
Punakaiki Rocks - Points 4
Punakaiki Rocks - Points 5