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Best trails in Akaroa

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Looking for a great trail near Akaroa, Canterbury? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Castle Rock Reserve or Godley Head Farm Park Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Akaroa ranging from 1.8 to 8.9 miles and from 32 to 2,598 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Akaroa
Top trails (17)
#1 - Onewa Pa
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 57 m
Note: Useres have re ported that the loop portion of this route is currently closed. However, this hike can still be done as an out and back.Show more
#2 - Newton’s Waterfall from Akaroa
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Hike from the Akaroa town through neighborhood streets to Newton’s Waterfall. A quick hike for a pretty substantial reward at the endShow more
#3 - Purple Peak Track to Paripai Track
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
#4 - Banks Peninsula Track
Pohatu Marine Reserve
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Length: 19 mi • Est. 11 h 38 m
This track is done in 2 to 3 days and is paid. Please visit the link for more information and/or to make accommodations: https://www.bankstrack.co.nz/Show more
#5 - Stoney Bay Peak
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
#6 - Hinewai Falls and The Stones via Lisburn Track
Hinewai Reserve
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
#7 - Hinewai Falls Loop
Hinewai Reserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#8 - Garden Of Tane Loop
Garden of Tane
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 18 m
The Garden of Tane has many brush trails with mature trees and birds along the way. There are historic early settler cemeteries too. Dogs must be on leash in the cemeteries.Show more
#9 - Nikau Palm Gully Scenic Reserve Walk
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Note: This walk crosses private land. Please contact Onuku Farm Hostel before walking for permission +64 3 304 7066 or email onukuhostel@hotmail.co.nz. This walk begins at Onuku Farm Hostel. This walk takes you to a creek's boulder bed and then to the waterfall. It offers beautiful views throughout the walk. You will pass through farmland (be aware of livestock) and nikau palms.Show more
#10 - Stony Bay Trailhead to Flea Bay Road
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(3)
Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
An easy walk with some steeper sections, out and back.Show more
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