From Greymouth: Punakaiki Blowholes & Pancake Rocks Tour

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Activity provider: Explore West Coast

From Greymouth: Punakaiki Blowholes & Pancake Rocks Tour

Activity provider: Explore West Coast

From US$ 71.33 per person


Take a trip on a scenic coastal drive to Punakaiki, home to pancake rocks and blowholes. Discover fascinating stacked limestone rocks that the sea has eroded creating a stunning natural landscape. Stop at several viewpoints, great for the perfect photo.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Please be waiting 15 minutes before tour start time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Travel one of the world's top 10 coastal scenic drives with magnificent ocean views
  • Explore around the pancake rocks and blowholes
  • Read the interpretation panels on the wildlife and native plants of New Zealand
  • Learn about the history of the West Coast with your guide
  • Visit the Truman Track viewing platform and access the sandy bay and rock pools
Full description
Travel the Coast Road, a scenic drive passing beaches and bays with native West Coast bush background. Stop for photos along the way before reaching Punakaiki where you will be guided through the pancake rocks and blowholes. Enjoy a nature walk with access to interpretation panels to learn about your surroundings.  After spending time at the blow holes you have time to grab a refreshment at the local cafe before travelling on to the Truman Track. Take a short walk to an ocean viewing platform and sandy bay. At low tide you can access the bay and walk along to the rock pools.  Head back via the famous Coast Road and if time allows the tour guide can stop off at some bays along the way and allow time for more photos. Your tour ends back in Greymouth at your accommodation or at the visitor centre.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Headset
  • Air conditioned van
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Wait at the main entrance door near carpark

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Personal medication
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Guide was lovely. Very friendly. Did her best to make it a good experience despite the bad weather conditions unfortunately we all felt the trip should of been cancelled and we could hardly even see the view due to rain and wind pelting in our faces. We were soaking wet and old and felt it was dangerous. This was the opinion of everyone we spoke to on the trip.

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