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Stretch your legs and get your kids back to nature

We have been taking our daughters to walk here since they were three. the loop walk is pretty - we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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
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Ratapihipihi Road | New Plymouth area, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 0350
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been taking our daughters to walk here since they were three. the loop walk is pretty - we go looking for fairies and listening out for the waterfall. The entrance is a great place for a picnic and bb1

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank 470trevorl
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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.

Date of experience: November 2015
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

Date of experience: February 2016
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

Date of experience: December 2015
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