Wairere Boulders, Horeke

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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  • Just a very cool family-run operation. You can stay at the B&B or in the very nice campground, or just swing by for a few hours. There's a little trailer out front for baked goods and coffee, then an ...  more »
  • I really wasn't sure what to expect, but based on some previous reviews we decided to visit. I'm so glad we did. It's an interesting walk through 2.8 million year old boulders, with interpretive signs...  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
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