Wairere Boulders

"Wairere Boulders" is a Nature Park created on private property. Here you enjoy a world unique basalt boulder formation on a stroll through the Wairere valley. You will see the only eroded basalt rocks in the world (as far as known).


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“Wairere Boulders” near Horeke is a Nature Park created by Rita and Felix Schaad, in their part of the Wairere valley. There is an agglomeration of hundreds (if not thousands) of huge basalt blocks covering an area which is 1800 m long and can reach a width of around 250 m. The valley is not only of geomorphic interest and stunning to view, but also the weathering on the basalt surface shows flutings or lapiez and solution pits of outstanding size and beauty.
Easy walking tracks lead over 25 bridges, ramps, stairs and steps up to a platform to enjoy the view over the Wairere valley. An "Animal Find" for kids is available, for young and old.
Routes can be chosen on the way. Slow walking times are between 40 minutes to 2 hours.

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Physical address

Wairere Boulders, 70 McDonnell Rd, Horeke, RD1, Horeke, Okaihau, Northland, 0475, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Daylight hours
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Kerikeri Airport 40 km
Proximity to coach terminal:
30 km to Kaikohe
Proximity to town:
Kerikeri 45 km

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00
Other charges:
Family Pass (2 Adults with Children) $ 35.00, Children under 6 free, Students $ 10.00

Language support

  Written Spoken
French NO YES
German YES YES
Italian NO YES

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