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Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

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Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

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Rabbit Island and Beyond

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Receive all the equipment and help you’ll need for a fun family-friendly day of cycling around Rabbit Island. The trail is flat, so easy for varying levels of ability, plus you have the option of hiring an electric bike. Self-navigate with the convenience of having a map attached to your handlebars. Enjoy the trails, beaches, sea views, and wineries of this must-visit island near Nelson.
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danjonelson wrote a review Jan 2021
Nelson, New Zealand2,824 contributions160 helpful votes
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This is a great place to visit either with children or to go for a half day hike through the bush. There has been a huge amount of community work put into bringing back the native bush, and wildlife to this area, and it shows, the tracks are as expected reasonable narrow and mostly dirt, so you would need decent walking shoes if walking any distance. Lots of different tracks through the reserve from 30 minutes to 5 hours, with the larger tracks having river crossings
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Date of experience: January 2021
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cjmjs wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand64 contributions51 helpful votes
First time here after searching for something to do on a gloomy day. Easy to find, only $40 for a family pass. A wide variety of tracks to choose from. We did the valley walk. Track starts off well marked, nice side track to see the old dams. As the track progresses still fairly obvious where to go with coloured tags on trees to follow. Shallow stream crossings fun, able to get across by jumping on rocks. Track steep and rocky in parts so wear sturdy shoes. Saw lots of fantails. There are also weka hotels in places where you can lift lid and see wekas(has Perspex cinder underneath). Spent a good 1.5hrs here. No cafe at this site but they do sell drinks and you can take own food. Definitely do again.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jan P wrote a review Jan 2021
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A great place to spend a day, or less depending on time available. Incredible predator free bush-clad (both regenerated and original) hillside area with variety of walks. So many birds and glorious bush/stream environment. Can be a good workout depending on what track and pace you choose. Interesting and educative area for children/ school parties. A real bonus for locals, and great place to take visitors.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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TheGeorgeGM wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch11 contributions5 helpful votes
Fabulous reserve, close to Nelson city with great walking options. It was surprisingly quiet when we went, considering it was holiday season, but maybe that is because we were there towards the end of the day. We thought we would do the walking loop that indicated a time-frame of 1.5 - 2 hours, but after getting to the turnaround point in 20 minutes, we decided to continue on one of the longer loops. We made it to the champagne pool, which was perfect for a dip. Seeing only a couple of other parties, we felt like we virtually had the reserve to ourselves. The tracks and features are well signposted and the volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Take some insect repellant as there were some sandflies around the visitor centre area, although we did not notice any in the reserve itself.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Laura and Josh wrote a review Sep 2020
Wellington, New Zealand20 contributions3 helpful votes
A lovely place, run by very friendly volunteers. We chose to do the 40 minute loop as we have younger children. It is mostly flat and an easy walk. The map they give you was fun for the kids as there is a challenge on the back for how many native birds you can spot.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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