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Ratapihipihi ramble

This is a lovely place to go for a walk just outside the New Plymouth city limits. There are picnic... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Trevor L
Love walking here

A special place to visit - beautiful bush walks - a great way to get back to nature here. Easy... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Linda K
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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21 May 2018
“Ratapihipihi ramble”
10 Mar 2018
“Love walking here”
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Ratapihipihi Road | New Plymouth area, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 0350
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is a lovely place to go for a walk just outside the New Plymouth city limits. There are picnic tables at the entrance near the carpark, but unfortunately they do not allow dogs, even on a leash.

1  Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 11 March 2018

A special place to visit - beautiful bush walks - a great way to get back to nature here. Easy walking for most. Great place to take the kids.

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were very impressed with the mass planting of nikau palms, the well forms tracks, as well as the bridges and small waterfalls. There are two tracks which can take either 15 minutes of 30-40 minutes. There are some steep parts with steps but it...More

1  Thank Whitbybeachlovers
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This reserve, only minutes out of the city, is a wonderful escape. The bush is particularly beautiful with all the nikau palms and the walk very scenic with the stream, bridges, and small waterfall. Graded easy it is mostly down or up but the steps...More

1  Thank WellingtonJen
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A very peaceful and relaxing nature walk through beautiful native bush area. Some parts of track mildly challenging depending on fitness level and personal ability. Interesting and informative signage to educate visitors about the native plants and wildlife, enjoyed by children and adults alike. Not...More

2  Thank MrSwannell
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Taranaki has excellent conditions for growing. Volcanic soil, lots of rain and lots of sun. Walk in this beautiful piece of Taranaki bushland almost on the edge of town. There are several different aspects of the forest and a stream or two running through the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 May 2016

An amazing walk in the bush among the Nikau Palms with plenty of signs to explain the trees. The paths are easy walking - a few steeper parts but a great walk.

Thank NZcouple_12
Reviewed 18 February 2016

An easy walk which is not far from the city centre. The name of the reserve is intriguing and the placard at the entry of the reserve is most informative on this

Thank Twc622
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I was so surprised when we arrived here, it was so greenforesty and lush. We actually had fun swinging on some vines into the forest. Theres a little waterfall that we missed at first. Its about 45 minutes to do the loop. It would be...More

Thank pamelandfred
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is a great short walk. I love the nikau palms and all the signage which explains what kind of tree etc you see. Easy walk. great for kids. Not too long and you can choose the 15 minute or 40 minute option.

Thank FvdHPapamoa
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