The Rocks Homestay

Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki, South Island, 7850, New Zealand | B&B
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Day 158 24.06.14

A travel blog entry by daryl-sophie14


... from the road was beautiful, we had to pull over and take it all in. We followed the road for another 40kms or so to Punakaiki and the Paparoa National Park!! We made it just before 5pm! We parked up outside the visitor centre and took the path that lead us to the famous blowholes and Pancake Rocks! The walk took us about 20 minutes altogether, it was incredible! The scenery was amazing (reminding us of when we went on the Great Ocean Road way back in ...


A travel blog entry by kscullion291

... a lot of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide in Australia. We stopped along the way to view the pancake looking rocks along the coast and to see the massive blowholes. The huge amount of pressure below the rocks shooting water high into the air from the Ocean - very cool. We made our way to our accommodation for the night - a house right in the middle of the NZ ...

The Wild West Coast

A travel blog entry by mdod


... highlights.

The sun made a brief appearance and we saw our first rainbow before stopping at the Maori Sea Caves at 8:35 AM. We parked before the highway bridge and saw the old bridge off to the left but it had a hand- painted sign on scrap plywood that said “unsafe bridge, do not enter 23/2/14”. It didn’t look very official and there was nothing blocking access so we went ahead. When we got across we saw a couple of tents pitched ...

Punakaiki village - Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by lgodfrey3


... stacked on each other the eroded into all different shapes. It's a strange place but beautiful place. There is one point where there are a lot of these in a small space. Here when the wind is up and the sea level high the sea gets within these holes and blows up. Luckily for us, the sea was high but the wind was low! If been a ...

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by laracamille

I had to get up at 8 this morning, but I think the later nights and the early starts are catching up on me, I was shattered!! But it was all for a good reason, I had breakfast then sent some messages back home and then we headed into town for the Ice Exploer on the Franz Josef glacier,❄️ we had to fill in some information and then get kitted out in some hiking boots, waterproof trousers and jacket.. After that we walked to ...

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