Situated at Punakaiki (Sweet Food) which is found on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand are the Pancake Rocks. Thus named for obvious reasons. The other attraction of the area is the Parapoa National Park. The area has a tropical look (with palms and cabbage trees) although we visited at the end of winter and the place was cold and deserted. I believe it is probably a hive of activity in the summer with the rocks, blow holes and numerous walking tracks.
The ocean, at high tide, bursting through several vertical blow holes has eroded the limestone rocks. The pancake layering is due to alternating layers of marine animals and plant matter, hard and soft layering eroding at different rates.
I must have visited at low tide as the blow holes were not the spectacular jet of water that I believe they are at high tide.
If you are ever in New Zealand these really are worth a visit.