Punakaiki: Pancake Rocks

Of course it was raining. Again. But we soldiered on to check out the famous Pancake Rocks.


The pancake rocks are layers of limestone that for some reason take these unusual shapes. They end up creating caverns and blow holes that burst up at high tide.


Steam on the left is a blow hole through the rocks

We were lucky that we were there at high tide. The surf sounded like thunder pushing up through the rocks.




And this is the point where my phone screen was too wet to use anymore. I have some more on the “big” camera that I will try to post once we get to Queenstown.


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