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Address: Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Beautiful New Zealand Bush

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Beech forest, ferns, gorgeous view of the \east coast, Sty, signage, well maintained track - the essence of NZ

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This valley is the result of 40 or more years of painstaking work and vision of one man against deforestation. The valley has been restored to native bush, with an education centre. Wonderful walks, native birds and flora.

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Thank AlumineA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

the hike to the summit is easy to walk on from sandy bay rd. Up there the view is really amazing and weather permitting (it is quite windy) you can have a break. the way down to the over side is really steep and can be dangerous sometimes if muddy. Definitely worth doing

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a project to conserve quite a large area in the Banks Peninsular. One man, Hugh Wilson, has managed this for 25 years or more. He is a naturalist, mountaineer, author, and (I discovered) a very fit cyclist at the age of 70. he has created a network of paths, well signposted, plus deviations to items of interest. There... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Tracks were really well maintained and signposted. Wonderful nature reserve and well worth a visit. Quite remarkable that it was the vision of one individual.

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Stanfordville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The botanist Hugh Wilson has transferred a large barren piece of land into a wonderful paradise of waterfalls, pungas and other ferns. There are even Tui birds now breeding there. One can do a little walk or lovely treck right down to the beach.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We drove up here for a look on a wet day. Low clouds made it very misty and the winding roads added to the atmosphere. This place is a gem. Unfortunately I managed to back into a ditch on the way out but thankfully it was only 30mins before some people passed and towed us out.

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