Paparoa National Park, on the South Island’s West Coast, was founded in 1987. The Pancake Rocks, jutting into the sea, are among the park’s best-known sights. The limestone they are formed from underlies most of the landscape, and can be seen running diagonally up the hill to the left of the rocks.
Listen to Nick Hancox of the Department of Conservation describe Paparoa’s special features.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Lloyd Homer
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Sound file from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (Paparoa national park/Reference number T6394)