Wairere Boulders Nature Park

Bay of Islands & Northland

At Wairere, massive basalt rock formations have been eroded into odd fluted shapes by the acidity of ancient kauri forests. Allow 40 minutes for the main loop track; expect a few dips and climbs. An additional track leads through rainforest to a platform at the end of the boulder valley (1½ hours). The park is signposted from SH1 and Horeke; the last 3km are unsealed.

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