First Tourists arrived at Wairere Boulders in 1851

The English survey ship “Pandora”  was charting the New Zealand coast in 1851.
Jack Lee writes in his book “Hokianga”:

The Pandora officers, attracted by descriptions of the Wairere Valley,  strewn with its great rocks, proceeded there.  They found William ‘a very respectable young Scotch man residing at the village’, cleaning up his neglected garden and finishing the building of his house.  He was also finding time to build a large organ, of all things, in this howling wilderness of rocks and forest.  …… He was cutting and polishing the ivory for the keys himself and the whole work was about half completed