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Maungakawa Scenic Reserve

Maungakawa Rd, Cambridge 3496, New Zealand
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A great summer picnic spot

This is a wonderful picnic spot for a summer outing. Very relaxing with lots of native bird calls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
775gilvray
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Cambridge, New Zealand
Disappointing on the day

The average review reflects our day at Maungakawa Scenic Reserve. On a sunny day, or with a guide... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
chiangmaicharlies
,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“bush walk” (6 reviews)
“short drive” (4 reviews)
“the loop” (3 reviews)
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Maungakawa Rd, Cambridge 3496, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful picnic spot for a summer outing. Very relaxing with lots of native bird calls. Great trees for children to climb. Fabulous views on a clear day.

Thank 775gilvray
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The average review reflects our day at Maungakawa Scenic Reserve. On a sunny day, or with a guide I'm sure I would have rated it higher. Try and get Brian (one of the guides there), he's very knowledgeable and amusing. We saw half a dozen...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

A beautiful natural piece of unspoilt New Zealand, native trees. Steps provide safe walking , can be a bit muddy if it's been raining but it is a woods after all Free to visit

Thank Judith H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The dog and I ended up there on a very hot humid day with poor visibility. The loop track is 1.2km long and due to not being as fit and healthy as I used to be, and the horrible humidity, we ended up not doing...More

Thank Sandra R
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We enjoyed our walk in this scenic reserve. It takes approx. 30 minutes in a nice forest environment and a lovely view.

Thank AnikoKatona
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great place, in spring, to watch the Tui's feeding, while enjoying the spring flowers. A great view if you travel further to the communications tower. Disappointing, you are unable to enjoy the views back over Cambridge. Great place for picnics and walks. So peaceful watching...More

Thank NZGaye
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Short drive from Cambridge, pretty scenery and great views if you go right up as far as the communications tower. On a clear day you can see Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki. Nice picnic areas and a lovely bush walk.

Thank susan p
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We took one of the tours, run by an extremely knowledgeable volunteer who was able to tell us lots about the different plants and birds that we saw. With an interest in birdwatching and conversation, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

1  Thank thirkej
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

A lovely reserve with sweeping views across the Waikato landscape. Was a bit neglected but for the last 18 months has been much improved. There are great bush walks.on well maintained tracks. And if the cherries are flowering the Tuis feeding en masse is an...More

Thank Katieclem46
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This hilltop reserve was originally a sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers, hence it's alternative name of Sanatorium Hill. The sanitorium has long gone, but traces remain. The road up is sealed, but winding and fairly narrow. You need to watch out for cylists and runners as...More

Thank David P
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