Grove Scenic Reserve

Grove Scenic Reserve

Takaka

Reviews

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

08Oct18. We love this place. Visited during our 2006 and 2014 trips too. The previous review said the view is not great, but we disagree. We came at sunset and again the next morning. Great views both times, in our opinions. I would post photos if I could.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Nicole Kasischke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk to the lookout which was not that impressive. However, take the loop - it is amazing! Have not seen those trees and rocks anywhere else.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Danielle

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful and easy walk with loads of stunning views. The lookout point is nice, but the walk itself is the best part.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Magdalena

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It does not even take half an hour but the view through the big rocks onto the wide flats is beautiful. Our first thought was to have an engagement there with no one else and the amazing view.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Louisa Theimann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Old limestone formations that are millions of years old. A DOC walk leads about 30 minutes through these rocks and ends in a viewpoint where you can see the whole of Takaka. It is a really nice walk, especially for good weather and suitable for families as well, because it is not difficult.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Brent Johnson

United States

Ranking: 9/10

This maze of limestone rock and jungle make for a rad 30 minute explore. I was scratching my head wondering how on earth trees could do this - only in New Zealand!! Interesting to anyone, everyone!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Alan Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Tucked away off the main road, this is like walking into Middle Earth! Such a little gem, with strangely shaped rocks, lush vegetation and a surprise view half way round. Well worth a visit - we went in the morning and met nobody.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Kayla

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty walk and limestone formations.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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John and Jan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A middle earth experience. Another great short New Zealand walk.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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David Schelensky

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Walk through groves and native plants. Really nice, not so many tourists. Short walk (30 minutes). Do it when you are in the area!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Janet Evins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful tiny reserve, feels like a tropical forest without the humidity. Gorgeous rock formations and view of Golden Bay - do not miss it!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sophia

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

It is a nice short walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jakob

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Fabian Lee

England

Ranking: 10/10

Indiana Jones eat your heart out! This place is small but perfectly formed.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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N smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

For a short walk this is hard to beat, very interesting rock formations, lovely bush and a great view.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Jessica Marling

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Very cool walk through a rock canyon.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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RebeccaD1

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely, quiet mystical place.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Paul & Lois Somerville

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

30 min return. Awesome rock formations to lookout. Split rocks to walk through. Tall trees growing on top of large rocks with roots down 30-40ft into the ground. Can't be missed.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009