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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pancake Rocks of New Zealand

As i walk off the ferry from the North to the South Island of New Zealand (KeyTip:  When traveling by car rental here in Kiwi Land,  plan it so you drop off your vehicle and pickup another on the other side of the Cook Strait.... this is so you don't incur transport fees for your auto) plus of course talking to some of the locals on the boat, they suggested i visit a town called Punakaiki on west side and home of the Pancake Rocks.....i wasn't disappointed. Wow what an awesome display of nature and how it formed (over time) the Pancake Rocks, it was limestone which was under immense pressure of hard and soft layers of marine creatures/plant sediments to form this wonder. Also another unique feature is the blow holes during high tides, its how the water from the sea has forced itself through the limestone in-land and then bursts vertical to put on a amazing display of power. So if ever Down Under, put this small town of Punakaiki on your list of big things to see and do.

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