5. Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki
Located on the West Coast just north of Greymouth is Punakaiki. The small community is mobbed by visitors every day who flock to see the natural wonder of the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.
The amazing Pancake Rocks have been formed over the past 30 million years. They occur through heavy limestone erosion which has created a pretty unique formation that looks a lot like a stack of pancakes. As the sea rushes in, water is forced through blowholes in the rocks which creates an amazing natural water show.