Garden of Tane

Garden of Tane, Akaroa: Address, Phone Number, Garden of Tane Reviews: 4.5/5

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Safari562201
Goreme, Turkey15 contributions
Jan 2022
Path inside the garden is quite safe and easy. Native trees are marked with their botanical and popular names. Lookouts are nice.
Written 7 January 2022
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Alastair W
Upper Hutt, New Zealand25 contributions
Dec 2021
Interesting walk through the forest including the romantic “lovers lookout”. I reckon developers will have their acquisitive eye on this piece of land, and hopefully they will never get their greedy paws on it.
Written 2 December 2021
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laura j
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
This wild area is like a child's best kind of secret garden. Lots of paths and trails run through a forest with huge trees and mysterious understory. The huge trees are mainly exotic conifers and oaks, many almost 150years old. The understory is made up of natives, including some very large kanuka and young nikau palms.
For little effort there are beautiful views across the harbour.
The 2 cemeteries are very historic as Akaroa was the first planned settlement by Europeans in what would later be Canterbury. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here by Maori chiefs.
Written 14 May 2021
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PollyCGNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand24 contributions
Mar 2021
I got up for an early walk and gained lovely views and the peace and delight of morning wildlife. The gardens were full of birds fluttering around and singing. Its a joy to have such easy access to nature.
Written 22 March 2021
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Perpetual_Student_NZ
Auckland, New Zealand659 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a quiet, shady area of bush which includes some interesting specimens, an old-fashioned kids playground, some lovely viewpoints and access to the Akaroa cemeteries. I enjoyed an evening walk here and sighted my first ever brown creepers (Mohoua novaeseelandiae) as well as bellbirds, kereru, riroriro, yellow hammers and plenty of other birdlife. Not a huge reserve, but signposting could be better, so recommend photographing the map at the entrance so you can refer to it en route.
Written 25 October 2020
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,371 contributions
Sep 2020
Pleasant short walks - main track (suitable to wheelchair/stroller, with a bit of effort) and various side tracks (walking only). A number of specimen trees, including those planted to commemorate events such as the end of WW1 and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. One option is to go through to some of the old Akaroa cemeteries - Catholic, Anglican and 'Dissenters'. History and exercise in one trip! Children's playground at one of the top entrances, near the start of Onuku Rd.
Written 4 September 2020
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Caceyelle
Christchurch, New Zealand49 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
We had a wonderful walk through the forest and visited the cemeteries. I always feel sad when I realise the dissenters were buried in a different cemetery than others. Back in those days, they didn't have the empathy for people who just couldn't go to war. The prejudice against these people must have been horrendous. Lovely walk though.
Written 15 July 2020
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Whitehavengirl43
Sydney, Australia1,127 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a beautiful walk in tall trees BUT it is poorly signposteed so it is easy to get lost. At the top are 2 old cemetaries. A real adventure, nature walk!
Written 27 February 2020
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Barry5252
Christchurch, New Zealand384 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Close to the town centre, this garden provides a great natural oasis for bush walks through both native bush and introduced trees planted by the early settlers. A place for quiet contemplation and a playground area for children. There are a number of trees planted to commemorate significant historic events and viewing points to look over the harbour.
Written 11 February 2020
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ParkTNZ
New Zealand20 contributions
Jan 2020
A walk through the Garden of Tane is a must for any bird lover - beware the Kereru swooping down over your head! Spend some time wandering around the cemetery at the top
Written 4 February 2020
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