Wairere Boulders, Horeke

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Marvel at the geological phenomenon at Wairere Boulders, an agglomeration of thousands of huge basalt boulders in Wairere Valley. As you trek the hiking trails through the valley, examine the boulders for signs of erosion and try to spot the largest one. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes with good traction. Although the trail is equipped with railings, ramps, and steps, some visitors find the gravel tricky to walk on. Various trails are offered, but longer options may include climbing over or ducking under boulders. Opt to take a tour by the owners (a couple that bought the land and then later discovered its fascinating geology); they'll explain the formation and science of the boulders. Use our Horeke trip planning app to add Wairere Boulders and other attractions to your Horeke vacation plans.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We were recommended this attraction by the visitor centre at Opononi and it did not disappoint. Yes it was a bit of a journey to get there on some gravel roads but that is all part of the experience. ...  more »
  • May 10, 2017
    I read about the boulders and it sounded like an interesting place to visit. Unless you are really interested in rocks it wasn't worth the drive down the gravel road to get there. I appreciate all the...  more »
  • April 20, 2017
    Don't be put off by a few kilometres of gravel road as you get close to on this unique bush walk - it's well worth the journey if you're in the general area; we travelled over from Paihia and really g...  more »
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  • April 21, 2017
    We had a terrific walk. This is a quintessential Kiwi type experience. None to flash, a bit risky in some places if one is not paying attention but this walk up a river valley through native bush on the beautifully constructed well posted pathways, with many informative signs is a grand adventure exciting the senses, imagination and spirit. Thanks so much folks for an unforgettable and lovely afternoon. Please don't change a thing.
  • August 24, 2017
    Really nice site, structured well and unique with information along the route. Tales from one to two hours, depending on how long you want to walk around.
  • September 18, 2016
    Amazing and unique place discovered by Felix and Rita who have worked very hard so people can go on walks to see the famous basalt boulders. We had the pleasure of meeting couple on our visit who were very friendly and welcoming! Great characters. Well worth the visit and the $15! Would love to visit again some day. Thanks to both of you, the English couple from today 😊
  • April 17, 2017
    Breath taking scenery, just gorgeous! Kid friendly walk too
  • November 4, 2016
    One of the cheaper experiences we had on a North Island holiday... and one of the best by far. What an incredible experience!!

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