home too to Wairere Boulders Nature Park, an amazing collection of
fluted basalt rocks that
seem to flow down the valley like a stream. Only recently rediscovered,
they are geologically the finest examples of their kind. Felix and Rita
Schaad found the formation, lost
to the bush for 100 years or more, while trying to catch wild goats.
After extensive research, they located photographs taken in 1873
photographer, D.L Mundy. On the same NZ visit this early chronicler had
also taken photographs of the famed Pink and White Terraces. ĒItís
so exciting to think that the Pink and White Terraces are destroyed but
Wairere still remains,Ē said Rita. Keen for others to enjoy the
unusual structure, after much hard labour the couple opened an extensive
network of walks. The boulders are truly remarkable and itís a great
place to stop and stretch your legs.