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Hinewai Reserve

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Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8501
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One of Banks Peninsula's botanical taonga (treasures)

Hinewai Reserve is the result of the vision of the extraordinary (yet humble) botanist Hugh Wilson... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Sarah P
,
Christchurch, New Zealand
Hills and Woodlands being restored and non native trees being cleared.

This is a short but steep drive out of Akaroa ,but great to see care in restoring this hill area... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Julia G
,
Gold Coast, Australia
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Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
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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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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a short but steep drive out of Akaroa ,but great to see care in restoring this hill area overlooking the harbour. Take a picnic,a back pack or just stroll. It is back to the past.

Thank Julia G
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was a spur of the moment decision to walk here, and I'm so glad I did. Absolutely beautiful. It was so amazing to have such beautiful well maintained walking tracks all to myself at peak tourist time. The park manager, Hugh, is an absolute...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lovely day out in the area. Stunning views would definitely visit again & would reccommend to others

Thank Babs729
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We walked (as part of the Banks Peninsula track) from Stony Bay to Akaroa (via the saddle) and this involved walking for a couple of hours through the Hinewai reserve. The paths within the reserve are very well marked - including side paths to waterfalls...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Walk to top of Stony Bay Peak Approx 800m About 3 or bit more hours return from akaroa city Pretty - we had good weather

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 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...More

Thank A H
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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....More

1  Thank 505badgolfer
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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...More

1  Thank mhallen
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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...More

1  Thank Exiled_Cumbrian
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