The Garden of Tane is a beautiful scenic reserve in the heart of Akaroa, Banks Peninsula.
All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2. To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.
The following are all open:
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Start: Multiple entry points; main entrance is at the corner of Rue Jolie and Aylmers Valley Road. A playground is located near the main entrance.
Time: Up to 60 min.
Access: Suitable for buggies.
Dogs: Under effective control at all times, on a leash in the cemeteries.
Multiple tracks meander through the Garden of Tane and create a bush maze to explore.
The garden features a mix of mature exotic trees and native regeneration, lots of birdsong, lovely views and a rich botanical and human history. Several historic cemeteries, where many of the early Akaroa settlers are buried, are worth wandering through, providing a window into the past.
For more information, take a look at the Garden of Tane website(external link).