Punakaiki and the West Coast
Besides Punakaiki’s famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, you can explore spectacular subtropical rainforests, secluded beaches and beautiful river walks.
The Pancake Rocks at Dolomite Point near Punakaiki are the West Coast’s most famous attraction. Over 30 million years old, the Pancake Rocks are eroded limestone cliffs where the sea bursts through vertical blowholes. The Pancake Rocks are a five-minute drive from BIV Punakaiki.
One of the truly hidden gems of the West Coast, the Truman Track is an easy 10-minute walk that leads from the Great Coast Road through the rainforest to the beautiful, quiet Truman Beach.
An easy 1-hour walk, the Pororari River Walk takes you on a spectacular journey through rainforests, river gorges and limestone cliffs. The Pororari River is a three-minute drive from BIV Punakaiki.
The beautiful Punakaiki Beach is an easy 15-minute walk from BIV Punakaiki.
Opened in 2020, the Paparoa Track is the latest addition to the Great Walks of New Zealand. 55km in length, it traverses 55km of rainforests, dramatic alpine tops and karst landscapes and is the first of the ten Great Walks to accommodate both mountain bikers and trampers. The start point of the Paparoa Track is walking/biking distance from BIV Punakaiki.
Only five minutes drive from BIV Punakaiki, the Pancake Café is the heart of Dolomite Point. Open from morning until evening, the Pancake Café offers great pancakes, pizza and coffee.
“My favourite Airbnb stay so far!”
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ANTOINETTE from Auckland
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