Wairere Boulders, Horeke

Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • Fantastic walk and we absolutely loved the little challenge given to us. Unfortunately short on time as we had other places to go to...but will certainly be coming back for the Magic Rock!  more »
  • Great friendly service, awesome walk with very unique landscape/ geology and loads of fun for the kids... good coffee and cakes too!  more »
  • What a find!! Remote, scenic B&B run by a keen Scottish couple with a passion for making the most of the land & creating beauty & awe for all ages. Just be prepared for a long uphill cycle on the...  more »
  • This is truly a hidden gem and we absolutely loved this! From Paula's delicious homemade cakes and brewed coffee, right through this really awesome valley of boulders, bridges, pathways, stream and swimming hole, it was a visual and photographer's delight. With different walks, it's suitable for all ages, it's a great morning or afternoon activity.
  • A most amazing place. Beautiful walks that can be done by people of all ages and fitness levels
  • Nice walk trough the nature. Cool spots and really good for to get close to the kauri trees.
  • Amazing place to visit! Well worth the journey 👍🏼
  • This private nature park is fantastic! It's a hidden away gem. It's perfect for the active family who love exploring and walking. The walking paths and environment are interesting and fun. Absolutely worth a visit.

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