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A trip to the oldest pancakes of the world

Punakaiki on the Westcoast of New Zealand

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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.
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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:

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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.

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Posted by tastingtheworld 10:16 Archived in New Zealand Tagged punakaiki blowholes pancake_rocks

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