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Wairere Boulders

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Amazing Day and Views!!!

What was suppose to be a quick break in our journey North turned into one of the best afternoons we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nelly C
Worth a visit

Really enjoyed walking around the well maintained tracks among the boulders and native trees. Went... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Dawn H
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Walks from 30 min to 2 hrs. through a scramble of eroded basalt rocks, leading through subtropical rainforest, over 24 wooden structures up to a viewing platform. The Wairere Boulders have been classed as an ONF (Outstanding Natural Feature...more
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70 McDonnell Road | Hokianga Harbour, Horeke 0475, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What was suppose to be a quick break in our journey North turned into one of the best afternoons we have had in NZ so far. We set off to do the boulder loop and we were instantly amazed by this place, so we decided...More

Thank Nelly C
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and could share our passion for this beautiful spot. My brownies are starting to get a fan club! Thanks again, Paula & Graham

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read a lot of reviews and it sounded interesting, though I now suspect that many of the positive reviews were written by geologists. The boulders are on a private farm about 30 mins from Kerikeri and the last 10 or so km is on...More

Thank Keith H
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Keith, Thanks for your review and we are sorry that you got a bit muddy! It is true that you have to make a little effort to find us, but this is true of many of the more interesting locations in NZ. We are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is 2 years since I visited the boulders and I still feel sick when I think about it. As we were leaving, we were nearly driven off the road by the owner, who came racing after us on his quad bike, accusing us of...More

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TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear RJ, The Wairere Boulders changed hands last December and is now under new ownership. Never the less I am sorry to hear about your unusual experience 2 Years Ago, and it is a shame you didn't place your review sooner so the previous owners...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Really enjoyed walking around the well maintained tracks among the boulders and native trees. Went on the off season so had track to ourselves which was great. Weather stayed fine for us too although track was damp in places. Impressed that they had walking sticks...More

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TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for you great review, we try and make our reserve as accessible to as many folk as possible. So if you don't have the perfect footwear or you think a walking stick will help you round the Boulders, we've got it covered. The cafe...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Amazing experience just getting there never mind exploring them. I should have allowed more time. Wear good walking shoes.

Thank belle400
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for your review, you do have to make a bit of effort to visit us, but everyone agrees that it's well worth it.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My visit to the waiwere boulders was amazing. Despite the rain it was still an incredible day . Stunning views from the lookout. At times it was like we were the only ones in the bush. All you could hear was the sound of rushing...More

Thank DeborahP2273
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Deborah, Thanks for the great review, we are so glad you had such a enjoyable time at the Boulders. It makes us very happy when our visitors discover how special this place is.

Reviewed 28 March 2018

On arrival from Paihia... parked car and walked into an amazing hut full of photos, with History of how the wairere track had began with a family building bridges and steps On their own property to share the amazing basalt boulders. My hubby and I...More

Thank Sam H
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear Sam, Thanks for your review, we are so glad you had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a warm sunny autumn day. Had put off visit two days before in the face of steady rain - which proved wise. You don’t have to be a mountain goat to get there but the track includes rocks roots and is not a...More

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TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and well done for braving the swimming hole, after the rain it certainly cools down. It must have been refreshing! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Was great walking along the well marked tracks, climbing steps etc. Very scenic. Friendly, happy owners. After a couple of hours walking had a lovely coffee and cheezy koru with pannecotta - yum, yum. Will be back to kayak up the stream and then down...More

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TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again for cool kayak down the Boulder river.

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Love. Love. Love. This is a must see!! If you like exploring and the unexpected then you NEED to go here!! I don’t have enough good things to say about the place...mind blowing. You’re free to wander the boulders and follow the paths laid with...More

Thank Anne H
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks Anna, we love it when our visitors are as passionate about our home as we are. I am so glad you came to explore and thanks again for letting fellow travellers know just how amazing this place is.

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