Home of the famous Pancake Rocks. Formed 30 million years ago and shaped over the centuries by rain, wind and sea water to resemble layers of pancakes. Easily accessible walkways and viewing platforms provide exceptional vantage points to view the blowholes, pancake rocks and wild Tasman seas. High tide coinciding with rough seas are when the blowholes and sea geysers are the most spectacular - spraying out plumes of ocean spray. It's quite mesmerising and worth visiting at different times of the day.
There are also some fabulous short walks in the area, Truman Track, Fox River Caves, Inland pack track and a host of others cater for all fitness levels and abilities. Brochures and maps available from the information office at Punakaiki.
Kayaking up the Pororari River in the shadows of the towering Limestone Cliffs provides the ultimate wilderness experience providing magnifient views of the gorge and extensive nikau palms and native bush.