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Hinewai Reserve

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Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8501
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Beautiful, quiet, and well kept. Spent 2 hours here, and could easily spend the day. The scenery... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Daniel K
via mobile
Pretty views

The views and mutliple walking trails on this side are just stunning. Can easily drive to see all... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Julie R
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Gosford, Australia
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“native bush” (8 reviews)
“banks peninsula” (10 reviews)
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Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, quiet, and well kept. Spent 2 hours here, and could easily spend the day. The scenery and plant life varies wildly with every rise and fall.

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The views and mutliple walking trails on this side are just stunning. Can easily drive to see all the sights and then take in some hikes as you want to. Fantail waterfall hike is a nice easy 30 mins walk. Pretty as well. Stunning views...More

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Good, very steep walking back up, great waterfalls bring some hiking shoes if you want to follow the river otherwise bare feet on the trails is fine. Privately owned so grateful to the owner, cheers.

Thank Az Z
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The reserve is privately owned and is much different than your typical DOC area. The signs are all handmade with a touch of humor, the track is maintained but in a very rustic way, and the hike is a bit more demanding than most of...More

1  Thank barsegh
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Although steep in places there are many places to rest and enjoy the restorative views of Akaroa and surrounding bays. Some beautiful regenerating native bush attracts the local birdlife. Lots of walk options, depending on your level of fitness. Spend 30 minutes or all day.

Thank Ezra710
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

A wonderful day trip. A good few hours so must be at least at a medium level of walking and fitness. Was very tired when we returned after walking from the top of the hill through the bush to the coastal inlet, and then back...More

Thank georgiehackett33
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

A beautiful piece of land that was allowed, obviously with some help,to return to its original state. A lot of native trees and shrubs were replanted and it has some very nice walks, some quite steep. Take an hour or two to explore this place,...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

As a regular visitor to Hinewai, I love to see the remarkable evidence of regeneration of the native forest cover of Banks Peninsula after nearly 200 years of destruction.

Thank zhuhai2007
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Really lovely walking tracks. Everything is well signposted and there are informative signs along the tracks. We went when there was some low cloud. We ended up so high we were fully clouded over. Definitely visit in fine weather for those picture perfect views. Bring...More

1  Thank HannahNZ1991
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Hinewai Reserve is the result of the vision of the extraordinary (yet humble) botanist Hugh Wilson who has nursed this old area of farmland back to a diverse botanical treasure. Explore the many tracks that Hugh and his team have built here and enjoy the...More

1  Thank Sarah P
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