Punakaiki is a small town located on the West Coast approximately halfway between Greymouth and Westport. The area offers a range of things to see and do with the most famous being the must see natural blowholes at the Pancake Rocks. Stay a few days to explore the Paparoa National Park which offers beaches and rocky coastline cascading up into rainforests and snow capped peaks. more
There is so much to do in the area including rainforest and coastal tracks, horse trekking, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, knife making great food and great coffee.
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Mobile-friendly - The Hexagon is an atmospheric, off-the-grid rustic hut, built by an astrologer over 30 years ago. With stunning coastal views, fantastic glam camping facilities, and just 10 minutes from the famous 'Pancake Rocks', The Hexagon is the perfect place to stay on the wild West Coast.
Paparoa National Park is half way down the South Island's West Coast and is a truly unique area with pancake rocks, lush native forests, delicate cave formations and limestone canyons. The blowholes and pancake rocks are a famous attraction around Punakaiki. The historic Inland Pack Track, formed by gold miners, allows visitors to discover some really special places.
Mobile-friendly - Located in a picturesque beachside setting adjoining Paparoa National Park. Entrance is Owen Street, off SH 6, 1km north of Pancake Rocks an easy 45 min drive from Westport or Greymouth. Ideal for overnight stop or extended stay, the Punakaiki Beach Camp is an excellent base to explore limestone gorges, bushwalks, beaches and the Pancake Rocks. Holiday houses to rent.
The famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are just a 20 minute loop walk from where you park your vehicle on the main highway at Punakaiki. Explore a limestone landscape of pancake-shaped rock formations, blowholes and surge pools on this short walk.
Mobile-friendly - West Coast Encounters can take you on tours to: Punakaiki - a trip to one of the defining places of the West Coast, Greymouth - a tour that offers some of the hidden treasures, Franz Josef Glacier - a once in a life time opportunity to experience the glacier first hand, and Shantytown - the West Coasts iconic heritage village.
Mobile-friendly - 23 years experience gives us the confidence to offer a money-back guarantee. If you're not 100% totally pleased with your tour then it's free. Personalised, small group tours that include Glow worm tours, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, National Parks, Rail Trail cycling, Glacier tours, Guided walks, Rainforest cruises, Hot springs, Mountain-biking, Gold and Jade hunting. Free advice and specials.
Mobile-friendly - Explore West Coast offers visitors to the region a scenic tours service around the West Coast of the South Island. We offer a range of unique and scenic tours giving you a chance to explore the Untamed Natural Wilderness of the West Coast region. Scenic tours of Punakaiki, Lake Brunner, Hokitika Gorge and the Glaciers are available.
Mobile-friendly - Bed, Breakfast and a little bit more. Perched above the "Great Coast Road", Hide and Seek provides the discerning traveller with an intimate lodge like feel in friendly,relaxed surroundings with outstanding Tasman Sea views.
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