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Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve

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Toddler friendly bush adventures

Lots of bush tracks so you can make it short or longer as required. Cool in the heat for little... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Poole, United Kingdom
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Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve

Reasonable fitness required unless you have someone drop you at the entrance in Hillcrest Rd and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Adrian M
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Lots of bush tracks so you can make it short or longer as required. Cool in the heat for little ones with good paths and pleanty to discover. Nicely signed with interesting information posts along the way. Feet cleaning essential.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank allisons680
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Short drive from Orewa beach, great for a short hike, plenty of steps and trees, mainly Kauri trees to enjoy. Limited parking space.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank richkams
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Reasonable fitness required unless you have someone drop you at the entrance in Hillcrest Rd and pick you up from down in the Kensington Estate. We are both 76 yrs old and walked up from Orewa Beach via the lookout on the main road then...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Steep paths take you up through the ancient woodlands so it's a walk for fit people but it's well worth it. On a hot day, if you are at the northern end of the beach, take a break and enjoy a quiet and cool place...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kiwi3mfs
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Lovely bush walk-not suitable wheelchairs, could take a mountain buggy, but be prepared, there are LOTS of stairs. Excellent on a really hot day as the bush is so cool to be in. Can do short tracks or long tracks.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ShannonL2109
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Really enjoyed my walk, we went with a group so took about an hour round trip. Well worth visiting and an easy walk, not too taxing for the little ones.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank TinaandGizmo
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner walked through here yesterday to get down into Orewa, we were so glad we took this route instead of the road. Lovely paths to follow and signs for the different trees and fauna. The only thing missing was a reminder of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank sarahpP1943ES
Reviewed 27 October 2016

well, a last minute diversion walk with a friend, instead of the usual trek up, down, around Orewa Beach; which is always lovely. A pleasant and relatively easy trek, took a couple of the routes - lookout? you are kidding. Still pleasant and good company;...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great bush walk but could do with more parking for travellers with cars. The signage was not very clear, we didn't know where, how far or long the walk would take us. At intersections we didn't know where each path would lead us and how...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank brulkvis
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We walked through Kensington Park to the bush entrance. Beautiful trees on this easy walk only steps at the end coming up to Old North Rd. Pretty little ferns and mosses on the side of the track and even some seats along the way if...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Heather B
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