Nature Park, Cafe and Campsite

WELCOME TO THE WAIRERE BOULDERS

On our tranquil farm we offer visitors a chance to explore the unique environment of the Wairere Boulders. Walking trails through the bush and Wairere boulder valley allow visitors to get close to nature and discover these amazing rock formations. When the days are hot you can take a dip in our bush pool swimming hole or hire a kayak and paddle through the valley and out into the Hokianga Habour You can start or end your walk with coffee and cake or a cold drink at the cafe, and if you have a self contained camper van you can even experience this tranquil oasis overnight.

GEOLOGICAL PHENOMENOM

Wairere Boulders exhibit an internationally unique geological phenomenon. The rocks originally sat under ancient Kauri forest. When rain falls through Kauri trees it becomes mildly acidic. Millions of years of gentle erosion by this rain resulted in the amazing rock formations we see today, with some of the rocks sitting over 30 foot high. Nowhere else on earth are Basalt rocks carved by nature in this way.

EXPLORE THE TRAILS

There is a network of walking tracks up and down the boulder valley. Routes take from 1-3 hours, depending on how far you want to adventure. Walking shoes are recommended.

BOULDER CAFE

After your tramp around the boulders and bush, you will be ready for a cup of locally roasted coffee and homemade cake. We serve a delicious selection of cakes and cookies baked fresh, here on the farm, every morning. We also offer a selection of teas and cold drinks. So whether you want to fortify yourself before your walk or refresh yourself afterwards, come and visit the Boulder Cafe.

KAYAK THE BOULDERS

Experience the boulder valley from the water. Launch your kayak into the Wairere stream and paddle up stream between the boulders, then head out through the mangroves towards the Hokiange Habour. If you make it all the way to the Horeke Tavern, we'll pick you up and bring you back.

STAY AT THE BOULDERS

If you have a self contained campervan you can stay at the Wairere Boulders overnight. The skies around Hokianga are renowned for their total lack of light pollution, making our campsite one of the best places to view the night sky in New Zealand. Lay in bed and listen to the nocturnal birds and animals, "nightlife" at the boulders holds a whole different meaning. Rates for campervans; while we upgrade our access to the camping paddock, campervans are free if you pay to visit the boulders. Additional nights or overnight parking $10/night.

HIGHLAND COWS AT THE BOULDERS

At Wairere Boulders we breed Highland Cattle. These hardy animals thrive on our rugged terrain and produce fantasic quality meat. They can often be seen in the paddocks around the Boulder trails, and if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of one of our adourable calves.

WHO ARE THE BOULDER TEAM?

Originally from Scotland, Graham and Paula Grant and their 6 children, are the owners of this incredible farm. The Wairere Boulders nature park was originally created by Felix and Rita Schaad in the early 2000s. Felix and Rita retired in December 2017 and the Grant family are the new "Team Boulder".

Magical and spiritual. One of the most amazing places I've visited in NZ.
- Grant Triplow

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Bring your camera! Amazing scenery, well worth the effort. Put it on your 'Must Do' list for the region. Not surprised to hear its won top attraction in Northland
- Mark O'Sullivan

ENTRY FEES & ACCESS

We are open all year, last entry is 2 hours before sunset. At busy times we are fully open and EFTPOS/Credit cards are accepted at the cafe. In quiet times, the walkway is still open and the old honesty box will take cash or you can pay by bank transfer to our account; 02-0316-0525559-000 Schools, clubs, and large groups have special rates. Please contact us for details.

Adults - $15

Child - $5

6 to 15 years (under 6 free)

Concessions - $10

Students and Goldcards

Family- $35

2 Adults plus children

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