Hokianga, the birth place of New Zealand


T
he Wairere Boulders - Nature Park - or - Ecotourism Adventure Park is located in the Hokianga Harbour area on the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand

Coordinates of the Parking are S35 22.498 E173 35.925

The Hokianga is  fairly up the top end of the North Island.  The distance to Auckland is about 300 km by car (about 4 1/2 hours to travel on the road).  The Kerikeri Airport is on the other side of the Island, about 60 km from Horeke.  Air New Zealand has about four scheduled daily  flights from Auckland.

The Wairere Boulders are found at the bottom end of the Wairere Stream which discharges into the Hokianga Harbour about 3 km to the south of the little township of Horeke,   the oldest town in the Hokianga.

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The North Island of New Zealand
Horeke & Wairere Valley For a long time this magnificent valley has not been open to the broader public because it has been considered highly dangerous to climb through this incredible masses of basaltic rocks. These rocks probably stem from a volcanic layer which is located about 100 meters higher up in the form of a plateau.  Erosion over thousands,  if not millions of years,  has created this Wonder of the World
The size of the rocks piled up on each other is up to 30 metres in height and between the deep reaching gaps one can hear the gentle whisper of the stream on a dry summer's day,  which can change into a loud deafening roar on a winter's flood.