Day Trip to Hinewai Reserve, Banks Peninsula

posted 20 Oct 2017, 14:16 by Doreen Mear   [ updated 3 Apr 2018, 19:49 ]

Day trip to Hinewai Reserve Banks Peninsula,  Sunday 13th May,   10.30am

We are lucky to be able to visit this amazing reserve right on our doorstep above one of the eastern bays near Akaroa.

Hugh Wilson has been involved with the reserve from its start in 1987 when it was just 109 hectares of regenerating native forest. Over the years pieces of land have been added and it is now 1250 hectares.  We have asked Hugh to give us a talk about his work re-establishing native birdlife and vegetation while at the same time dealing with the noxious weeds and pests. He has also written a number of books about the area with his own illustrations.  There are also 20km of tracks ranging from easy grade to more strenuous walks down to the beach and back. 

To get there, head to the Peninsula and take the Christchurch-Akaroa Highway; at the Hilltop turn left onto the Summit Road and when you reach the Cabstand (28km, around 40 minutes) the Reserve is on your left. To enter the top of the reserve, turn left onto Long Bay Road (shingle road). For the main entrance, continue down Long Bay Road for another 2.5 kms. The entrance is sign-posted. 

Bring suitable footwear, clothing for all weathers and your lunch. If you would like to come but need a ride or can offer one please contact Judith 3829199  or


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