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Wairere Boulders

70 McDonnell Road | Hokianga Harbour, Horeke 0475, New Zealand
+64 9-401 9935
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A hidden gem that is well worth heading off the beaten track for. Metal roads for the last bit but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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A unique geological site with great walks.

Wairere Boulders site is privately owned. It cost $15 per adult. There was reductions for families... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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 (worldwide). It is in the New Zealand Geopreservation Inventory classed as: Internationally significant ...... the most accentuated fluting on basalt rock worldwide. Also the Wairere Boulders have been voted best place in Northland by AA voters in 2012.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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70 McDonnell Road | Hokianga Harbour, Horeke 0475, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A hidden gem that is well worth heading off the beaten track for. Metal roads for the last bit but good condition. Walking shoes recommended. A well manicured path through the bush that goes around, over and under these massive boulders. We completed all the...More

Thank chantalflight
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wairere Boulders site is privately owned. It cost $15 per adult. There was reductions for families ( $35), and seniors. It is worth the money. There is ample car parking. The site is down an unmade up road. We saw a huge bird of prey...More

Thank goldsb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique landscape. Well worth a visit. Entry fee includes overnight accommodation in self contained motor home. Very quiet site for an overnight stay. Delicious baking at the cute caravan coffee shop

Thank Helena T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem although a little off the beaten track, is a must do if your in the area and have a couple of hours free. Recently under new management, we enjoyed coffee and cake before we made our way onto the walk. The walk itself...More

Thank Silvasurfer71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a 10km drive on dirt road. I always think about deliverance country when I drive in remote areas like this, but when we got to the boulders there were a number of cars so alleviated any concerns. A previous review I read mentioned an...More

Thank Twoin F
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Twoin F, I am really sorry that you did not feel that your experience was value for money; and we do encourage feedback from our visitors at the time of their visit. We want to do all we can to ensure our guests have...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We took a group of walkers here over Labour Weekend. It is a fascinating place, the walks takes you over, under, between and around enormous boulders surrounded by beautiful bush. I would recommend anyone planning to visit spends sometime on the Wairere boulders website the...More

Thank mollyburke_nz
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were recommended this attraction by the visitor centre at Opononi and it did not disappoint. Yes it was a bit of a journey to get there on some gravel roads but that is all part of the experience. The hosts have done their best...More

Thank Glen_fm_NZ
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I read about the boulders and it sounded like an interesting place to visit. Unless you are really interested in rocks it wasn't worth the drive down the gravel road to get there. I appreciate all the work that has gone into this area but...More

1  Thank VancouverIslandSamW
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Don't be put off by a few kilometres of gravel road as you get close to on this unique bush walk - it's well worth the journey if you're in the general area; we travelled over from Paihia and really glad we did. This is...More

1  Thank wundabar
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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 mobility (having some steep stairway sections and narrow trails), but it...More

1  Thank CanuckKiwi
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