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“Bush Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hinewai Reserve

Hinewai Reserve
Ranked #12 of 32 things to do in Akaroa
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bush Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I spent over 40 years on a farm in this area, and have walked most of this area well before it became the Hinewai Reserve.Mainly shooting rabbits and blackbirds.
Want a great bush walk, then enjoy this. Ankle boots / shoes be good though.

Visited February 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Beautiful walks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

This is a walkers paradise. The reserve can be accessed fro two car-parks, an upper car-park and a lower car-park. As with most of Akaroa, the walks are often quite steep in places, so take a water bottle. There are several nice walks to waterfalls etc that take between one to 3 hours. A nice easy walk is accessed from the lower car-park. From here there is an easy 20 minute walk down to the bay at the bottom of the reserve. It is a nice, peaceful bay, take your swimming togs if it is a hot day, you will probably have the beach to yourself. If you like beautiful native bush, native birds, waterfalls etc, this is the place for you.

Visited January 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Bring back the Bush”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

This is an amazing example of native bush regeneration. It's a huge reserve offering some wonderful walks, some quite testing. You could spend a day here just wandering around. There is even a hut you can stay at, if you arrange it in advance (the visitors information centre).

It's a short ride from Akaroa and is an absolute must if you like the bush, hiking or just want to get out a stretch your legs. You can even walk down to the beach for a swim, so bring your togs!

Visited January 2012
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