Honeycomb Rock Walkway
5 - 6 hr
Honeycomb Rock is a spectacular outcrop on the Wairarapa coast, so named because of the remarkable cell-like weathering pattern which gives the rock a honeycomb appearance.
Honeycomb Rock Walkway is entirely within the privately-owned Glenburn Station. The track is flat and easily negotiated, following the coastline across farmland.
A few metres to the south of the rock is the wreck of the Tuvalu, a Fijian trader, which ran aground here on its maiden voyage on 11 January, 1967.
Shallow bays offer good swimming in calm weather.
A fur sea colony is located about halfway along the walk, on rocks adjacent to the Honeycomb light. Numbers peak during winter when they gather to rest and feed.
Glenburn Station, the start of the walkway, is about 60 km east of Masterton. Follow the Gladstone Road to the Te Wharau Road junction about 1 km north of Gladstone. The road is signposted to Glenburn from here and passes through Te Wharau Settlement.
Plan and prepare
The track can be muddy in places so suitable footwear should be worn. Walking time is approximately five to six hours return.
The walkway is entirely within private property. Please respect the property and keep to the marked track. Please do not interfere with or disturb stock. The walkway is closed for lambing during September and October.
Please note that there are no toilets, rubbish bins or suitable sources of drinking water.
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