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Hinewai Reserve

#11 of 32 things to do in Akaroa Features Animals
Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
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One of the 202 Best Day Walks in New Zealand

The hike from the car park on top on Long Bay Rd to the beach at Otanerito Bay is listed in the... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Spectacular views.

This reserve is a short drive from Akaroa and the drive out is very scenic. I had limited time... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Flowood, Mississippi
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“stony bay” (2 reviews)
Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The hike from the car park on top on Long Bay Rd to the beach at Otanerito Bay is listed in the famous hiking book "202 Great Walks, the Best Day Walks in New Zealand." I did the hike yesterday and enjoyed it very much....More

Thank 505badgolfer
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This reserve is a short drive from Akaroa and the drive out is very scenic. I had limited time available to spend in the reserve but am so glad that I got up early enough on the day I had to check out of my...More

Thank mhallen
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is well worth a visit. The reserve is evolving into a habitat of native plants as the gorse slowly dies out. The paths are well marked and the views and sights along the way breathtaking. The path can be steep but the views are...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

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

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 11 April 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...More

Thank ChrisMc002
Reviewed 19 February 2016

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

Thank KiwiwithKids
Reviewed 9 February 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...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 30 January 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

Thank D. W
Reviewed 17 January 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...More

Thank naturenaught
Reviewed 13 January 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....More

Thank nicolajones08
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1 March 2015|
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Response from onerosenz | Reviewed this property |
Definately will be ask the cruise ship. It is not far from Akaroa in a car, though to make the most you will want to walk some of it. perhaps they could drop you at one of the top entrances, and pick you up at the bottom.