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“When you have only a day.....”
Review of Hinewai Reserve

Hinewai Reserve
Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
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Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“When you have only a day.....”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

When you have only a day and can't do all of the wonderful Banks Peninsula Track, then venture in to the Hinewai Reserve. There are multiple tracks to explore and you are right in the depths of nature although you do pop out from time to time to capture wonderful views while you enjoy a breather and some sustenance.
Track can be accesses through entry points where cars can be left, or you can start from Akaroa village, head for the hills and end up in the reserve. All levels of fitness and make it as long or short as you have the time and energy for.

Visited November 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful place”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

so many tracks to walk so you can choose how far you want to go. The birds are all around you in the bush. Wouldnt go there if it had been raining, some parts would be hard to walk if slippery.

Visited December 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

A beautiful area with lots of walking-options. Never too many people. Quiet and peaceful. Lots of pretty signs, very clear where to go... Lots of variety. From bush to open space with beautiful views. Perfect for a few hours, or the whole day. Interesting visitorscentre too. And we heard lots of positive about the manager, but unfortunatly haven't met him :).

Visited January 2013
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Thank loesjeh
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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2 reviews
“Hinewai Reserve”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Deep forest experience taking you close to nature. Beauty at its heart.The soft ferns gave a body massage as you brushed passed them.Connection to the forest. This is cool.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb company”
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Our group of 4 Aussies and a Kiwi were lucky enough to be accompanied by two of Hinewai's legends on our recent 4 day walk on Banks TRack.
We learned more than you would ever read through careful explanation and sincere delight in all that surrounded us. Thankyou Hugh Wilson and Paul Newport - you made our walk unforgettable.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Lorrae777
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