Wairere Boulders, Horeke

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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Wairere Boulders

Wairere Boulders reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
191 reviews
  • What a great walk through native bush and the unique formations created by the boulders, Some quirky additions which made it fun. A classic example of a great experience in laid-back surroundings.  more »
  • We loved our walk through the boulders and along the stream today. Congratulations on creating such a fantastic experience for your visitors. Best wishes for your continuing work on pest and weed...  more »
  • We are very fortunate that Graeme & Paula have opted to share their unique landscape with us. Facilities are excellent . Base area has a great depth of information on flora, fauna & geology...  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.

Plan your trip to Horeke

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.