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Address: Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand

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Spectacular views.

This reserve is a short drive from Akaroa and the drive out is very scenic. I had limited time available to spend in the reserve but am so glad that I got up early enough on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mhallen
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Flowood, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing project undertaken by the landowners. We didn't have that long so we did a circuit of the waterfalls (east then south then west track). It had rained that morning so track was quite slippery (plenty of warnings about this) and I wished I'd worn sneakers. Was also quite steep (also signposted) so if you are very unfit or have... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike from the car park on top on Long Bay Rd to the beach at Otanerito Bay is listed in the famous hiking book "202 Great Walks, the Best Day Walks in New Zealand." I did the hike yesterday and enjoyed it very much. Top and bottom portions of the hike are open. All the rest is through forest... More 

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Flowood, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reserve is a short drive from Akaroa and the drive out is very scenic. I had limited time available to spend in the reserve but am so glad that I got up early enough on the day I had to check out of my Akaroa lodging to go for a hike in Hinewai. There are many options as far... More 

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Thank mhallen
Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit. The reserve is evolving into a habitat of native plants as the gorse slowly dies out. The paths are well marked and the views and sights along the way breathtaking. The path can be steep but the views are worth it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Incredible walks and views, trees and birds and lots of history behind the establishment of Hinewai. A must do!!

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Thank PennyPie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The development of Hinewai Reserve has been a labour of love for a group of people to bring back native bush and forest to a land that had been cleared for farming. A great place for a day walk, and its part of the Banks Peninsula track. Beautiful bush, good signage and a good day out.

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Thank ChrisMc002
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Great tracks and amazing project for one man with a vision. We enjoyed a 1 hour walk through the reserve.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

If you are looking for a way to walk off the culinary delights of Akaroa, you can't go past Hinewai Reserve. There are a number of different walks and you can walk for most of the day or a couple of hours or choose a shorter option. Be aware though that wherever you walk there will be hills, so it... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Interesting place to wander and see the varied country side. Be prepared for a steep and isolated walk with lovely views of the north side of the banks peninsular

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Thank D. W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

A must see if you are visiting the Banks Peninsula, and worth making a special trip to see. This is a well maintained piece of land that is being restored to native bush. There are a number of tracks that wind through the upper hills of the area and offer great views of the ocean and surroundings. To get the... More 

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