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

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).