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Pancake Rocks Photo Gallery

Written by Cathy Siegismund
April 2002

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks are strange rock formations of pancake-like limestone. It is believed these formations were created over 30 million years ago and pushed up from the sea floor. There is a small visitor center on the coastal road, and a very well marked and kept tourist walk through the rocks along the jagged shoreline.

Well-marked trail leading to the pancake rocks

Limestone Pancake Rocks





Ken sitting on a stairway carved from the pancake rocks

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