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Address: Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand

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A walkers paradise

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
PennyPie
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

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

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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 Peninsula track. Beautiful bush, good signage and a good day out.

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New Zealand
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Great tracks and amazing project for one man with a vision. We enjoyed a 1 hour walk through the reserve.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

If you are looking for a way to walk off the culinary delights of Akaroa, you can't go past Hinewai Reserve. There are a number of different walks and you can walk for most of the day or a couple of hours or choose a shorter option. Be aware though that wherever you walk there will be hills, so it... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

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 January 16, 2016

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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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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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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