The development of the tracks of the Wairere Boulders, as one of the best things to see and do in Northland NZ, started already in 1999. They were finished in 2003 and many people enjoyed the time they spent during the walks. These tracks lead over, around and under the boulders in a spectacular way. When we got the property, we decided to upgrade these tracks to a better standard to make it possible for bigger groups of people to walk the tracks. This was needed as the original tracks were quite dangerous and to view the boulders some rock climbing was not to be avoided.
The tracks of the two valley sides are combined into a round trip.
On the left side there are 5 bridges (No 1 to 4 and 12) and on the right side 3 further bridges were built. There is a 3 m x 4 m platform at the top end of the boulder area in the valley. From there one can view the incredible "flow" of boulders down the valley. In the 1980es people were just sitting on top of the rock. But we considered it to be too dangerous, mainly for families with younger children, so a safely constructed platform was inevitable. From there a track leads further up to "Magik Rock".
|We upgraded the tracks in 3 stages:
Left valley side:
Stage 2 (done)
Combining the right and left valley side through a construction of a pole bridge in 2002, which is 10 m long and will span across the Wairere River. Previously we just crossed the river on foot, but at high water levels this attempt was really tricky. The pole bridge is built in a way that the river can be viewed even in a major flood, which must be most spectacular.
Stage 3 (dream for the future)
A further stair will be built to be able to climb up on top
of "Magik Rock" and all
tracks will be combined into one long loop.