South Island - New Zealand
Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth.
The community lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park.
The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist attraction at Dolomite Point south of the main village.
The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts though a number of vertical blowholes during high tides.
The Pancake Rocks are presently explorable by a number of walkways winding through the rock formations, parts of these wheelchair-accessible and others carved into stairways up and down the rock faces.
State Highway 6, the only through road on the West Coast, passes through the town.
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This information was correct in June 2009. E. & O.E.
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