The Spiritual Center of the Universe: Exploring Castle Hill

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Popular rock climbing and bouldering siteIn 2002 the Dalai Lama named Castle Hill "The Spiritual Center of the Universe"Amazing limestone formationsExpansiveScenic

The Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area, or Castle Hill, is signposted off of the SH73. There is a large carpark with vault toilet bathrooms. There is a path from the carpark to the limestone boulders. Along this path there are information plaques about the history and origins of Castle Hill. You can free walk throughout the conservation area, exploring the boulders. Castle Hill is extremely expansive, and on a good weather day you can spend hours there.

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