|A picture from the first lookout point on the West coast of New Zealand|
The West Coast of NZ is breathtaking! We were lucky enough to get a blue sky cloudless day and so around every turn we felt the need to stop for more pictures. The drive along the coastline is a couple hundred kilometers. After the first few stops we realized it would take us a bit too long if we actually did stop at every lookout!
We made one stop at Punakaiki to see the "pancake rocks." Although a bit touristy, they were really amazing to see! You can tell from the picture below that the layered rocks have eroded to look a bit like pancakes, giving them their name. There was also a really neat blowhole that was pretty active at high tide when we were there.