Pancake Rocks & Blow Holes
Learn about foods & medicines of the Rainforest amongst snorting geysers!
Take the Tranz-Alpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth where you'll be met for the afternoon by your Tour Driver/Guide from the Wild West Adventure Company.
We travel from Greymouth north along the stunning Coast Road to Punakaiki, being the Maori word for "food basket" and the home of the fascinating Pancake Rocks. Enter a world of Limestone Landscapes amongst the towering gorges of the Paparoa National Park. Take a stroll around the Pancake Rocks Walkway to see the unique rock structures layered here 30 million years ago. Watch also for the roaring Geysers that heave their way from the Ocean floor up out through the Rock Blowholes. Take time also to view the award winning audio visual show at the Visitors Centre and to browse around some of New Zealand's finest craft displays at the Gallery.
Other options included are (1) Take a short easy interpretative Rain Forest walk where you will learn about the ecology of NZ's temperate flora and how the local Maori people gained their food and medicine from the forest. (2) Beach combing for NZ Jade. This wild landscape is the home of NZ's Pounamu-the jade greenstone treasured by the Maori people. Walk along a secluded beach beside the thundering Tasman Sea surf in a search for your own souvenir piece of this treasured gemstone. (3) Myths and Legends Cavern Tour. Step into a forgotten world of caves misted with time and ancient Maori legends. You will be led through the mysterious regions between oral history and myths. Follow the footsteps of Maori warriors and the early European explorers as you learn about Maori underworld legends and explore this historic site. We recommend you wear sturdy footwear if you would like to do the walking options.
Day Package: only one way is available finishing in Greymouth.
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes with train - One day.Adult (1TAPA)
PancakeRocks and Blowholes - National Park. Ex-Christchurch Day Package: only one way is available finishing in Greymouth. Adult (1TAPA)
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