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Wairere Boulders

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Psst, a hidden gem!

We went with our kids aged 9 and 14 and both loved it. Beautiful walk through bush, tunnels... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J D
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
This place rocks

The Wairere Boulders are perhaps unique in the world should not be missed. 2.8 million years ago... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
max r
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Walks from 30 min to 3 hrs, take you through beautiful subtropical rainforest, under, over and around the boulders. Bring the kids and hunt for rock animals, fairy houses and enjoy the native flora and fauna. You can hire kayaks and paddle down the...more
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70 McDonnell Road | Hokianga Harbour, Horeke 0475, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our kids aged 9 and 14 and both loved it. Beautiful walk through bush, tunnels, underneath rocks, over bridges etc. I wish we would have had more time to find out more about how this family got it all build, we think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J D
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The Wairere Boulders are perhaps unique in the world should not be missed. 2.8 million years ago basalt lava flows from an eruption near Lake Omapere spread basalt over a wide area. In the intervening years a valley has been sculpted here and the super...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank max r
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Max, Thanks for you informative and positive review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 January 2019

This was so much fun, well worth the $15 entry fee. The tracks are well maintained and the pamphlet was clear and informative. The rocks were absolutely amazing. Alas we didn't have time to do the longer tracks so we only found 4 fairy houses,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hannah C
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Hannah, Thanks for your great review and I am delighted you had such a fun time here at the boulders. Kids of all ages love the Boulder Beast and fairy house hunts (I don't want to give away how many you missed but it...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic scenery. The boulders are massive! The hike up to Magic Rock is well worth it, bring a bite to eat for a special place to relax mid-walk. Would do again and my 7-year old says 5 Stars!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GTNuT
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Thanks so much for your great review and so glad you had a great day out. Well done getting up to the magic rock on a hot day, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to come for short hike although it's a bit out of the way. As two adults we did the boulder loop combined with the lookout walk, which I would recommend to get a great overview of the boulders, in about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Thanks for your great review and yes kids love our walks, there are lots of things for them to look for along the trails, including rock animals, fairy houses and learning about the bush. The coffee caravan is open every day in high season, but...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Exploring the boulders at night is magical. Our competent and enthusiastic guides showed us glow worms and cave weta while we listened to the call of moreporks under the clear starlit sky. At the end of this awesome experience we were given a cup of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suevan2006
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Thanks for your review, and happy to hear you enjoyed seeing the Boulders at night, it's so different from during the day. Hope you had a good night's sleep after the kawakawa tea,

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We went to Wairere as part of a loop we made through the area based on our host’s recommendation. The loop itself was pretty, but not particularly special until we got to Wairere. Being there was fantastic and we wished we had left ourselves more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are passionate about our amazing property and love it when our visitors feel the same way.

Reviewed 22 November 2018

Really enjoyed the walk ( clamber, climb) over, around, through the boulders. Marvelled at the engineering and resourcefulness required to establish sucess a safe walk in such a challenging environment. The boulders themselves are awesome . The homebaking and filtered water at the caravan was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SorrelliAuckland
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thanks for your great review, and good to see visitors are still impressed with the incredible construction of the walkways.

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Had such a good day at Wairere Boulders myself and my boyfriend went around the first loop and fell in love with the place so much so that we ended up doing the longer loop to magic rock, where the view didn’t disappoint. We also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lynds1010
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thanks so much for your awesome review, glad you enjoyed our beautiful little corner of NZ.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

The park has a number of walks to suit all ages and fitness levels. I would recommend a pair of good walking shoes and some of the ground is a bit uneven. There is also a really nice swimming hole which will appeal to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ken M
TeamBoulder, Owner at Wairere Boulders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks for your review, it's surprising how many visitors have taken the plunge over the winter and had a dip in the swimming hole, now the weather is cheering up it's even more appealing, Thanks again.

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