Wairere Boulders, Horeke

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Geologic Formation
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. To visit Wairere Boulders on your trip to Horeke, use our Horeke trip builder.
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  • We are landed by chance on the Wairere boulders. On the outward journey to Omapere label already occurred to me. A brochure at our lodge has then convinced me to go there with my wife. It was an experience of a special kind. We had not expected. Walking through these boulders was simply brilliant. We have made with all viewpoints and needed 2 hours all alone. Our consideration is the couple Schaad. What you here on bridges, wooden stairs and be gave birth paths built, was a huge performance. The relatively low entry fee of $30 is worth every penny. Thanks for to see allowed she us such a thing.
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  • It's a fairly long side trip over a winding road that includes a dusty gravel section, but it is absolutely worth visiting the Wairere Boulders. The trail is not accesible for people with reduced mobi...  more »
  • Here, a great work was created by the Swiss owners in and with nature. Absolutely worth seeing. But attention, in part, you must climb, it can be slippery. Footwear is required, not suitable for people with problems in the running, stair climbing, climbing, etc.
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  • 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 😊
  • One of the cheaper experiences we had on a North Island holiday... and one of the best by far. What an incredible experience!!
  • A spectacular landscape. The owner is super friendly and likes to chat. You can hike for an hour or two.
  • Hi rita and felix its me edward your grandson
  • we drove to the boulders not knowing what to expect.we were greeted by Felix (the man who discovered these rare boulders) the minute we got out of the car.An absolute gentleman who explained to us all about the process of basalt rock,how it is formed and how this sight is so unusual.after a lovely chat to Felix( I could have stayed chatting to him all day-such an interesting life story) we entered the woods to go see the forest where the boulders lay.The forest itself is enchanting with pathways and bridges made by felix himself making the walk around it accessible for everyone.The boulders of basalt are just an extremely interesting perk in this gorgeous magical forest.If coming off the beaten track and discovering unique wonderous places are for you this will be a great 15 doller spend.100% worth the drive,100% worth supporting such a lovely family and their very unique discovery.