The Garden of Tane is a beautiful scenic reserve in the heart of Akaroa, Banks Peninsula.
|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|
|Finish||Multiple exit points|
|Time||Up to 60 minutes|
|Dogs||Under effective control at all times, on a leash in the cemeteries|
|Accessibility||Suitable for buggies|
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.
After wet weather, the track can get very muddy and slippery. Wear sturdy footwear and take care.
For more information, take a look at the Garden of Tane website(external link).