Destination view


Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. The township lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park and is most famous for the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Visitors are often less aware of the many other experiences available. Located in the heart of the Paparoa National Park, the area offers guided beach, forest and mountain walks, canoeing, wildlife, horse trekking, surfing, caving and climbing, and heritage sites. There are taverns, cafés and restaurants, and a great range of accommodation. The area also boasts a vibrant arts and crafts community and a cooperative gallery.