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“Fascinating rocks and good walk”
Review of Wairere Boulders

Wairere Boulders
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Horeke
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Walks from 30 min to 2 hrs. through a scramble of eroded basalt rocks, leading through subtropical rainforest, over 24 wooden structures up to a viewing platform. The Wairere Boulders have been classed as an ONF (Outstanding Natural Feature (worldwide). It is in the New Zealand Geopreservation Inventory classed as: Internationally significant ...... the most accentuated fluting on basalt rock worldwide. Also the Wairere Boulders have been voted best place in Northland by AA voters in 2012.
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The owners of this site are thoroughly into the amazing archaeology of the area and freely give plenty of information, both on paper and chatting. They love to share what they have and what they know. We did the full walk, sometimes I thought I'd lost the path but it was always near. Some of the markers had faded a lot, or worn. The tracks go over rocks, around and through. There are plenty of small bridges and part of the path they had to make to join it all together. I was mostly interested in the rocks: They are not particularly big but are strangely marked in way you would more associate with sandstone.

1  Thank Lornainaus
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Had been meaning to visit the Wairere boulders for years, after seeing the property on a Country Calendar programme. The owners are generous in sharing their amazing property, and have obviously worked hard putting in the paths and bridges that show the best view of the boulders. One of the owners- Rita - gave a good introduction to the geology of the area.
The walk we did took an hour, but there was a shorter or longer option.

2  Thank morecambegirl60
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

It is about an hours drive from the Bay of Islands to reach the 'Boulders', the last stretch is over dirt road winding through misty valleys.
The 'Boulders' are on a private property and the park has been planned out with walks through the forest and around and over the rocks using steps and bridges. Not suitable for someone who is not used to walking through the bush.
The whole area is amazing and seemed like something out of a Prehistoric Park. Wonderful views of the many rocks and the special fluted boulders. A stream weaves through the park and we climbed through caves and over bridges.

2  Thank Madstravel
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

It is rare to be presented with the majesty and force of our geological past, and have it made available to the tourist is such a respectful way, however this what I experienced today. So many highlights that mad me gasp in wonder. I also loved the explanation and the warm welcome, thank you much

2  Thank JaneB57
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

absolutley beautiful walk, with amazing stone features. the lady who owns it, is very helpfull and friendly, she has a few good recommandations for the surrounding activities. I loved that they were small path not doc- highways, the animal features painted on some rocks were fun and ducking through hanging rocks entertaining. and then you can go home and tell everyone, you've seen a stone formation that no one knew existed a few years back. love, how much work they put in this private project and give nature a chance.

2  Thank lina l
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