Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Conservation

Northland Places to Visit – Hikurangi Waro Reserve

Northland

Spend time wandering around Hikurangi Waro Reserve where wind and rain have shaped vertically carved cliff faces. The reserve is a natural sculptural fantasy. Hikurangi’s former coal mining bush tram site is now a quiet reserve with farmer’s cows watching the occasional visitor wander past. Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve is located on SH1, north of Hikurangi, which lies about 20 minutes drive north of Whangarei.

TIP

Hikurangi is a short detour on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway road trip. Hikurangi is a settlement marking the turnover to Tutukaka, ‘wild blue yonder’ and the Poor Knights Island.

 

Lake Waro karst natural sculpturesLake Waro karst natural sculptures, New Zealand
Lake Waro karst natural sculptures

The reserve walkway is a short easy ½ hour stroll following the former coal bush train tracks.

 

While the tracks have disappeared the ghost of the bush tracks is still evident in parts.

Where is the Hikurangi Waro Reserve located?

 

 

129-141 King Street, Hikurangi 0114, approximately 5 minutes drive from the Hikurangi’s shopping street.

 

There is parking beside the quarry pool.

Unusual giant limestone rock formations in Castle Hill, South Island New Zealand
Unusual giant limestone rock formations in Castle Hill

For fans of geological weird formations New Zealand is a great place to go exploring. Check out Castlepoint Scenic Reserve. Explore the twisted, gnarly rock forms of Castle Hill, Kura Tawhiti Reserve.

 

Your imagination is invokes battlements and ghosts lurking among the rocky outcrops. The popular scenic highlight is a mustdo when exploring inland Canterbury.

 

For visitors short on time the best way to get to Castle Hill Reserve is on a guided tour combined with a thrilling rail journey to Arthurs Pass.

 

More about Castle Hill

TIP

Whangarei is an ideal base for exploring Hikurangi, Tutukaka Coast as well as Bream Bay.

 

 

 

AFFILIATE PARTNER STATEMENT
Our editors independently visit tour operators, purchase tickets, pay for accommodation, and rate products and places. We are not paid to go on a tour or visit a place. We only make money if you decide to purchase a product through our website links. We promise to never accept free products from manufacturers in return for boosting their products. Read more about our affiliate programme in the terms and conditions HERE.

 

BEST BITS TRAVEL GUIDE

Best Bits travel guide is published by nzjane.com. Owned and managed by PacificJane Ltd.

Related Articles

Enquire

If you have a query about content, travel deals or anything else, our team is happy to answer all your questions 🙂



    Your information is secure, no third party involved.
    100% Safe, secure, privacy guaranteed. Privacy Policy.

    Subscribe