The Garden of Tane is a beautiful scenic reserve in the heart of Akaroa, Banks Peninsula.

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

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:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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Garden of Tane 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).