We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve

Features Animals
Old North Road, Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
Review Highlights
Short Hike

Short drive from Orewa beach, great for a short hike, plenty of steps and trees, mainly Kauri trees... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve

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

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Adrian M
Auckland, New Zealand
Read all 28 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“orewa beach” (6 reviews)
“nz bush” (5 reviews)
“kauri trees” (4 reviews)
Old North Road, Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
Write a ReviewReviews (28)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 23 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.

Thank richkams
Reviewed 22 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

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 12 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

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.

Thank Shannon L
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank TinaandGizmo
Reviewed 1 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

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 26 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

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 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

Thank brulkvis
Reviewed 30 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

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My family and I love our short walks through Alice Eaves, which is a tranquil haven away from the increasingly busy surrounds of Silverdale and Orewa. Although not a huge reserve, once you get deeper in it's fairly easy to imagine you're in the heart...More

Thank Emma B
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Casablanca Meditteranean Cafe and Bar
369 reviews
1.56 km away
Oliver's Cafe
122 reviews
1.56 km away
137 reviews
1.49 km away
Coast - Bites and Brews
169 reviews
1.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orewa Beach
238 reviews
1.10 km away
Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway
66 reviews
.45 km away
Golf Vacations New Zealand
19 reviews
.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines