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Hinewai Reserve

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Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8501
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Beautiful area for unspoiled, secluded walks

This was a spur of the moment decision to walk here, and I'm so glad I did. Absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Suzanne M
Narangba, Queensland, Australia

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

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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“native bush” (8 reviews)
“banks peninsula” (10 reviews)
“stony bay” (2 reviews)
Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8501
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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

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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

Thank Babs729
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

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 13 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

Thank MelindaMahrs
Reviewed 3 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
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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 25 April 2016

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

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 10 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...More

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