Guided tour to the Pancake Rocks & Blowholes National Park. Take a beautiful coastal
drive to the National Park stopping with talks on points of interest along this wild coastline.Then the Pancake Rocks walk takes you to fascinating layered rock stacks with huge sea geysers that leap out of the sea in a wild spray.
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.
As near as possible to high tide 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.
Options for the Afternoon with your guide 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 myth. Follow the footsteps of Maori warriors and the early European explorers as you learn about maori underworld legends and explore this historic site. Wild West Adventure Co. will kit you out in a Jacket, helmet and torch. Note that some care is required as underfoot conditions are uneven.
DEPARTS 2:15PM DAILY (bookings essential)
PLUS...To make sure you really are getting good value, we will give you a voucher for discounts & free stuff at places around the West Coast. You can pick up an absolutely FREE Big Mac, FREE Email, FREE Goldpanning at Shantytown, a FREE Beer/wine, a FREE Dessert at a local restaurant with your meal, discount hostel beds & heaps of other stuff. Worth up to $428. Click here for more info on our West Coast Bonus Saver Pass.