What the "Bay
Chronicle" said about Wairere Boulders:
"Wairere, a valley of
basalt boulders in the Hokianga, may be one of the Far North's most remarkable
the "The Northland Age" said about Wairere Boulders:
"Since opening 18 months ago,
this magnificent find has started to raise the eyebrows of esteemed
geologists around the world and murmurs are rippling through the
eco-tourism realms. ….
"The Newsletter of the Geological Society of NZ" said about Wairere
"The form of
erosion met at the Wairere stream is rather uncommon and the geologists seem to
take over the terminology used for limestone to describe the phenomenon."
The "Wairere Boulders,
Nature Park" opened two years ago,
allowing access to a hidden geological wonder in the howling wilderness of the
ruggedly beautiful Far North. Located near Horeke in the Hokianga Harbour, in one of New Zealand's
most historically important valleys.
opening of the Nature Park, only one NZ geologist (Alan Mason) had ever visited
the Wairere Boulders around 1948. The
valley was unknown to ALL other New Zealand and international Geographers and
Geologists. This issue has now newly been
of geologists in the October 2003 Newsletter of the Geological Society of New
in the next issue of the geological map (accompanying book) of the Far North.
(Due to requests from overseas scientists)
of the Wairere Boulders in the Geopreservation
Inventory electronic database - a new updated version of which will soon be sent
to DOC for their use in protecting and enhancing New Zealand's earth science
New at Wairere this
invite you to come to the Hokianga to experience Wairere Boulders and we will
guide you through the valley, explain the geology, history of the valley and
welcome you with caring hospitality. We extend an offer to you to stay a night
in the historic cottage at Wairere Boulders, Nature Park.
(09) 401 99 35
Wairere Boulders - A
uniquely New Zealand experience!