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An adventure through the native bushland

A very nice patch of bushland to walk through, not far from the city. If you want to experience the... read more

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Perth, Australia
Lovely peaceful little stand of bush

This little reserve is very small (by Aussie standards), but lovely and peaceful to visit. Shady... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
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“An adventure through the native bushland”
21 Sep 2018
“Lovely peaceful little stand of bush”
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
428 Back Ormond Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-869 0460
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Reviewed yesterday

A very nice patch of bushland to walk through, not far from the city. If you want to experience the native bush of NZ without going too far into the wilderness, then this is the place for you.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KBlakeNZ
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This little reserve is very small (by Aussie standards), but lovely and peaceful to visit. Shady, green and photogenic, it's a nice escape from town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JazB333
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed 2 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Christine B
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