Limestone Boulder Garden Jungle
NZ Gps: 40° 50' 50.586" S 172° 52' 15.7224" E
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.