Punakaiki on the Westcoast of New Zealand
01.02.2011 - 07.03.2011 20 °C
The Westcoast of the south island in New Zealand is famous for its ciffs, rough climate and beautiful rainforest.
We stayed one night in Punakaiki in a hostel, that was built in the rainforest. Hearing the rain drizzle on the huge fern leaves outside ourwindow made us miss home a bit, but it also smelled so lovely after the rain and the view out of the window directly onto the trees was spectacular. The homesickness left as quickly as it came.
The next morning the sun came out again and we visited the pancake rocks. These rocks were folded onto each other in a way that they look like pancakes - but here see for your self:
They are really famous, as - if the tide is a certain way in - the waves crash onto the rocks and up through some holes (aka blowholes) and come out as a fountain. You have to imagine the sound of the waves crashing against the rock, while seeing the water coming out of the holes.