Skip to content Skip to navigation

The Grove

Limestone Boulder Garden Jungle

Difficulty: Easy 30-minute loop walk (1.3km)
The Grove
NZ Gps: 40° 50' 50.586" S 172° 52' 15.7224" E
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Nobody should visit Takaka without doing the short loop walk through The Grove. This is one of the best easy short walks on the entire South Island! Just a few minutes from Takaka, The Grove transports you into a mysterious Thailand-like jungly boulder garden. Basically there’s just a short loop path touring an amazing limestone boulder wonderland with a surprise nook around each corner. Trees ooze onto the blocks, vines wrap from tree to boulder…palms tower overhead, ferns under… nooks, crannies, crevices… The Grove’s got it all in just a 30-minute stroll!

FYI: If you liked The Grove’s limestone, then maybe pop into Takaka Recycling Centre’s Labyrinth Rocks Park for a bit more limestone maze-walking.

Excerpt from "NZ Frenzy Guidebook" by Scott Cook NZ Frenzy Guidebook

Member Photos

Location Map


Perfect early morning stroll

Perfect early morning stroll with awesome boulders


Submitted by bananas on Sun, 2015-04-19 20:18