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Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

Blowhole in Punakaiki
Blowhole in Punakaiki./ chee.hong, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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Unusual seaside cliffs which are formed from numerous thin layers of Oligocene limestone. As a result, there have formed diverse cliff formations which at some places resemble heaps of pancakes. In the jagged cliffs have formed smaller natural arches and several roaring blowholes. These blowholes are especially impressive at high tide and strong southwestern winds.

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GPS coordinates
42.11405 S 171.32635 E
Location, address
Australia and Oceania, Polynesia, New Zealand, South Island, West Coast, Paparoa National Park, Pancake Rocks (Punakaiki)

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