dwj-Punakaiki i-site is just across from the entrance of Melaleuca Rock Geopark. The tourist information point has a parking lot. You can also park on both sides of the road. There is a coffee shop and public toilets nearby.
I usually visit it before and after entering the geopark. I won’t take pictures of tourist information spots.
The photo is from the park opposite i-site.
Helendj9811Pancake Rocks has gone through 30 million years of carving and crafting, creating an ingenious landscape of Pancake Rocks. Pancake Rock Park is located in the small town of Punakaiki. It is a part of Paparoa National Park and a famous scenic spot on the west coast of the South Island. Pancake rock, also called melaleuca rock, is a multi-layered stratum composed of hard limestone and softer sandstone, formed by long-term erosion of soft sandstone by wind and rain. Inside the pancake rock, there are many vertical channels and horizontal tunnels formed by erosion. When the tide is high, sea water flows in through the horizontal tunnels and rushes out from the vertical pores to form a spectacular fountain water column, so it is also called spray Water hole. If it happens by chance, the water spray will generate a rainbow landscape under the sunshine, which is very beautiful. This is a geological wonder formed 30 million years ago, and it has long stood at the tip of the Tasman Sea. Arrive at the Pancake Rock Scenic Area and begin to walk through a small piece of primitive forest along the passage. After crossing the castor and bushes on the coast, you suddenly saw the magnificent pancake rocks and the Tasman Sea. The turbulent waves and turbulent waves of the Tasman Sea have shocked our eyes, taking the children to appreciate the wonders of nature together~ Tourists who want to see the water spray cave must be opposite the entrance of the attraction when the tide is high The information center can inquire about the day's rising and falling tide times. For more information, for example, there are some very good hiking routes around, you can also consult the tourist information center~
M36***22It is a natural snow-capped hot spring with a long history surrounded by mountains. The spring was discovered by an expedition more than 100 years ago, and after more than 100 years of development, it was built into its current appearance.
137***66In fact, I think Pancake Rock is expensive as the number one attraction on the West Bank, but I don’t recommend it. The reason is that it’s just a pile of rocks, and there are no other attractions nearby. If you come here all the way, it may cost For a day or two, then just look at this stone, which is not worth it. Also, it is often raining in the West Bank, and the mood of playing will soon deteriorate, and the mood will also be soaked. Finally, there are really many black mosquitoes in the West Bank, which is very annoying. This attraction is just in the park where you are going to see Pancake Rock. You will definitely be there, but it’s just a stone...