The Hokianga Harbour has many
icons, that can be visited all year round. We suggest a "Hokianga
Harbour Round Tripp"
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Most of the Kauri forests are in the Hokianga Harbour area.
The Tane Mahuta is the well known icon of the Waipoua Forest. The Kauri tree is world wide an icon and attracts many visitors. An easy walkway through the forest leads to it and requires a stroll of about 10 minutes. But there are many more trees of similar stature in the Omahuta Kauri Sanctuary in Mangamuka and the beautiful Warawara Forest in the North Hokianga between Mitimiti and Pawarenga. 90 % of the biggest Kauri trees are to be found in the Hokianga Harbour area.
A geomorphologic worldwide unique valley - with thousands of basalt boulders - has been transformed into a nature park. 22 wooden structures like staircases, bridges and a platform have been built to enable viewers to enjoy an easy walk through the valley.
The Boulder Loop path takes about 1 hours walk, but if you want to see the big ones, you have to allow for 3 hours, to walk up the valley to the platform, which allows the stunning view over the massive boulders. Website
The Boulder Loop walk is an easy stroll for all ages. It does not require a special fitness to walk the foot path. All wooden structures are inspected and declared safe by the Far North District Council.
14 km to East from State Highway 1 in Broadwood
If you like Kauris, you must go there. An attractive walkway (partly as board walks) has been built in 1951. It leads to many huge Kauris and complete clusters of Kauri trees. This site is not well known due to its isolation in pure New Zealand wilderness. In one of the fallen trees you could park a bus.