Other impressive features you will enjoy during your 20 minute loop walk at Punakaiki Pancake Rocks are gushing blowholes and roaring surge pools. They are especially impressive yet a bit intimating at high tide. This must-see attraction is a fraction of Paparoa National Park. The 166 square mile reserve features forested mountains, the Metro / Te Ananui Caves, sandy beaches, and jagged cliffs. You will remember the stunning scenery along the Paparoa Coastline for a long time.