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Some of the best attractions are free

A hidden treasure only minutes out of Gisborne. Make sure you put valuables out of sight, broken... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia
What a Great Little Walk

The whole loop will only take about an hour and that is with taking pictures. Amazing to see a... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Sunshine Coast, Canada
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11 Dec 2017
“Some of the best attractions are free”
3 weeks ago
Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
428 Back Ormond Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-869 0460
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely family walk, easy walk all flat ground. Bird chirping close to Gisborne City. Good car park

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Very pleasant stroll through the forest. Only takes 30 minutes. Disabled path available for wheelchairs.

Thank SallyannWirral
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see what the whole valley once looked like. Make your own call as to whether this stunning forest remnant is preferable to fields of Sweetcorn, Squash and Grapes. Does make one wonder about the magnitude of the change though, and the hardiness of...More

Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 12 December 2017

A hidden treasure only minutes out of Gisborne. Make sure you put valuables out of sight, broken car windows are a pain to replace. Possibly better to leave you car unlocked and empty of interesting stuff ( dirty laundry should act as a deterrent) The...More

1  Thank Strez13
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful reserve, but it feels like a walk in the park. Very easy track. Its a path laid out for you the be walked. Perfect for children.

Thank Bas B
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Really easy and flat walk for kids. All native trees and cool on a hot day. Only a 10 min drive out of town.

Thank Naefisk
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a nice walk, only took us about an hour we tried to get lost but its a pretty simple walk thru, very cold & take a water bottle. Very peaceful. Lots of signage and information along the way.

Thank Kristen D
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Cycling around Gisborne last weekend we had lunch and then cycled to Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve. This is an absolutely beautiful place full of Kahikatea. Close to the road, but also very cloistered so the further you walk in the more you think you are...More

1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The whole loop will only take about an hour and that is with taking pictures. Amazing to see a forest from so long ago that is still intact. The tuis, fantails and the magpies all crying out so you will be serenaded upon your walk....More

Thank A A
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Serene, very quiet beautiful and easy bush walk through what this area used to look like. Either a short 10 min loop or the longer walk both are recommended to just get away from it all

Thank Peter M
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