Wairere Boulders, Horeke

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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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  • We walked the shorter loop track and wish we had had more time to explore more. Mind blowing to think of how those boulders were deposited. Beautiful bird-filled native bush, swimming hole and really....  more
    We walked the shorter loop track and wish we had had more time to explore more. Mind blowing to think of how those boulders were deposited. Beautiful bird-filled native bush, swimming hole and really....  more »
  • This was a beautiful place that you could walk as long or as short as you wanted. Magic views from the viewing platform. 
    This was a beautiful place that you could walk as long or as short as you wanted. Magic views from the viewing platform.  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »

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