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The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist destination at Dolomite Point on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park between Westport and Greymouth.
The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the 'pancake'-layering of the limestone (created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments), these form the main attraction of the area. The base of the limestone was laid down and formed between 25 million and 35 million years ago.
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