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Horeke

Country
New Zealand
State
New Zealand (General)
City
Horeke
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach
  • By car

you can reach Horeke from State Highway 1 (SH 1). Turn into Rangiahua Road in Rangiahua and follow the signs to Horeke. You drive 10 km on a sealed road.

you can also reach Horeke from State Highway 12 (SH 12) in Taheke. Turn into Taheke Road in Taheke and drive towards Horeke. There is an unsealed part of 9 km in between Taheke and Horeke.

  • By boat

you can land with any vessle at the Horeke wharf.

Key places to visit
Mangungu Mission House, Wairere Boulders (Nature Park), First Commercial Ship Building Yard, Buildings Water, Wairere Valley Quad Bike Tours


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Places to Visit

Mangungu Mission House, Motukiore Road (drive from Horeke towards Taheke. At the end of the concrete bridge turn left and drive along the shore for about 3 km), Open during tourism season and every Saturday and Sunday. Mangungu Mission House is a Wesleyan mission built during 1838-39. It overlooks the Hokianga Harbour. At this location, on 12 February 1840, the largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi took place. To local Maori, this place has far more importance than the Treaty Site at Waitangi where the English representatives signed the document. The mission station is open to visitors and displays the old table on which the treaty was signed with a copy of the treaty on it. There are also lots of historic photos and objects on display. The outside of the house has been renovated in 2007 thanks to a private sponsor from Auckland.

Wairere Boulders (Nature Park), 70 McDonnell Rd (located about 4km south of Horeke), One of New Zealand's prime geological features and tourism attraction which can be visited all year round. Huge basalt boulders—up to 30m in height—created a 1.6 km long and up to 350 m wide boulder area which is world unique. A narrow footpath leads over wooden bridges and stairs up to a platform which enables a view over the valley. The short visit takes about 40 to 60 minutes, the easy walk to the platform is about 2 hours return.

First Commercial Ship Building Yard - see where the first ships have been built in NZ, memorial stone right in middle of town.

Buildings Water - view the buildings over water built due to shortage of land for sale.

Wairere Valley Quad Bike Tours, 34 McDonnell RoadQuad bike to the unique Wairere Valley Picnic in the hills overlooking the mighty Hokianga harbour

Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

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