Dear travel editor,
Don't miss your chance to experience the
breathtaking Wairere Boulders in Hokianga. This acclaimed Northland tourism site
has new features open this
What the "Sunday Star-Times" said about Wairere Boulders:
"A staggering new
eco-tourism venture in the Wairere Valley. The bush-fringed walk and
from the platforms and bridges are
What the "The Dominion" said about
Wairere Boulders: "The Wairere Boulders, a hidden geological wonder near
Horeke in the ruggedly beautiful Far North."
What "Walking New Zealand" said about
Wairere Boulders: "Hidden among the lush vegetation in this subtropical
native bush of this ancient valley are untold gigantic rocks piled upon each
other in this pristine wilderness."
What are the Wairere Boulders?
"Wairere Boulders Encounter" opened last
summer, finally allowing access to
a hidden geological wonder in the ruggedly beautiful Far North. Located near
Horeke, in one of New Zealand's most historically important valleys, Wairere
Boulders is set to join the ranks of the country's top eco-tourist attractions.
by spectacular native forest, thousands of massive basalt boulders, some
towering up to 30 metres, march like a prehistoric army frozen in time for over
a kilometer down the Wairere Valley toward the Hokianga Harbour. Deeply etched
markings in the boulders, or fluting, is the result of chemical leaching from
the acid soils of ancient Kauri forests.
Scientists say this 2.8 million year old geological formation is unique in the world. Wairere is the world's only basalt boulder valley of such a remarkable size and with such extensive fluting of the rock.
beautiful walking tracks complete with wooden steps, stairs, bridges and a
viewing platform have been built on either side of the Wairere stream, the site
of the first water driven timber mill in New Zealand. After 19 years in the
Wairere Valley, the owners, Felix and Rita Schaad, have built the walkways to
allow all New Zealanders and tourists to experience this natural wonder.
New at Wairere this summer:
See the Wairere Boulders for yourself:
Rita and Felix invite you to come to Hokianga and experience Wairere Boulders. They will guide you on walkways which took them over two years to construct, explain the history of the valley and welcome you with genuine Northland hospitality. They extend an offer to you to stay a night in the historic cottage at Wairere Valley.
more details on Wairere Boulders visit www.wairereboulders.co.nz
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Phone: (09) 401 99 35
Wairere Boulders - A uniquely New Zealand experience