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The Grove Scenic Reserve

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Cool short walk

The kids loved this little adventure, clambering through narrow rock channels and exploring little... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Well worth stopping by if in the area

A nice short signed walk through natural rainforest with a spectacular viewpoint half way round... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Pete M
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14 Rocklands Rd | Takaka, Tasman, Mapua 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

The kids loved this little adventure, clambering through narrow rock channels and exploring little twists and turns. Only need 30 mins but it is a nice little adventure and a lovely viewpoint at the end.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A nice short signed walk through natural rainforest with a spectacular viewpoint half way round. Was recommended to us by the owner of our motel in Takaka and glad he did to give a small flavour of the local rainforest. Only takes 20 mins max...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Pete M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This smal walk is magic through the bush, with a variety of trees and the surrounding grove. At the end of the 10 min walk, you will have a nice view overlooking interesting parts of golden bay, it is wonderful for children, the can explore...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Berdina B
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This beautiful little reserve is not far out of Takaka but seems to get bypassed by most people. It's only a short walk through forest with magnificent trees & really unusual rock outcrops. The final part of the track passes between 2 sheer rock walls...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ferrellius
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is only a short walk and you could probably pace it out in 10 mins but we really enjoyed exploring all the nooks and crannies, photographing the amazing rock formations and the way the trees convoluted roots have twisted around the rocks finding a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

It’s not on every map and it doesn’t get advertised as much as it’s more famous neighbours. This is a lovely little find, that’s worth finding and worth visiting. Will only take up 40 mins of your day, so put this visit into a small...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SmiffyTB999
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Always enjoy a visit to the grove... small car park, but never been a problem getting parked. It's a nice easy walk through some wonderful bush. Wondrous trees. And then the impressive limestone formations and the grand reveal. Nice open views. Love it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Just outside Takaka is a special place. It's a short walk through the reserve, past ferns and through a massive crack in the rocks with roots creeping down the sides. The end of the walk is a viewing platform with fabulous views over the farmland....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best short walks in the bay with a wonderful surprise reveal through the cliffs at the end.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KimMckay
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Really short walk of only 30 minutes. The rainforest and rock formations are fabulous! We had great fun running around, exploring , nice and cool under the canopy of trees, amazing rock formations and a little cave. A must visit!

Date of experience: January 2018
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