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Hinewai Reserve

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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

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Flowood, Mississippi
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Thank 505badgolfer
Flowood, Mississippi
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

Thank mhallen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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Reviewed 26 April 2016

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

Thank PennyPie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

Thank ChrisMc002
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sue W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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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

Thank D. W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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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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Oki-gun, Shimane, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

My friend took my husband and I to Hinewai Reserve for a short hike to see the forest and views of the coast. We were very impressed with the tracks, information center and beautiful NZ bush - we could hear many birds in the trees. I made a small donation and took the small handmade brochure - it is well... More 

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