Takaka Labyrinth Rocks

Takaka Labyrinth Rocks


11 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

17 Golden Bay

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Tasman District Council

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South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


  • Walking
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Stuart Jameson

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Ranking: 9/10

Not hard to see why it was selected as one of the shooting locations for Lord of the Rings. Rain, sun and wind have worked over 25 million years to create this natural maze. Fascinating structures and the small "hidden" toys provide added interest for children young and old. Map and brochures at the entrance, but recommend taking a photo of the maze map before entering, particularly if the brochures have not all managed to be returned by previous visitors. The added bonuses are that entrance to the maze is free [donations appreciated] and it is open 24/7 [but a torch would be a must after sundown].

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

08Oct18. A great little stop. Fascinating rock formations and plant growth. We lost count of the number of toys secreted along the way. No maps at the start as some have noted before. Perhaps because summer is not here yet. I doubt the maps would have all the toys anyway, there are so many.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Alice and Emily Dee

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

This cute little nature maze of rocks is a real treasure. Though it is great for children, people of all ages will enjoy this. The sandstone creates tunnels and passages through native bush.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

The cutest things to fin, in an amazing set of sculpted rocks. It is vast so you can easily spend an hour.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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United States

Ranking: 8/10

The walk is full of secrets!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Felten Feldt


Ranking: 8/10

It's supposed to be for children, but so great if you do it at night time... heaps of fun.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Julia Waenninger

Ranking: 8/10

Fun for free! Go with a friend and find your way through the beautiful rock labyrinth! It is amazing!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Boukje Diijkstra

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice shaded walk between rocks and vegetation. The kids, 3 and 5 years old, liked it very much. For the first time no complaining because of walking. You can spend half an hour to 1.5 hour in this Labyrinth. The hidden toys are everywhere, but sometimes a little too high for them. You can get a map at the entrance, please recycle them!

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Maria and Grace

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic and eerie, some massive spiders, a great walk and free.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Ron Web


Ranking: 10/10

Big fun for small and big kids!
Please take gold coins for donation.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ralf and Vera


Ranking: 9/10

Nice little idea with toys hidden all over the place between the amazing rocks - very exciting for kids.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick