Manaia Native Habitat

Manaia is home to stands of centuries old native tress, such as Kahikatea, Matai and Totara. Second growth hardwood species include Kanuka, Manuka, Manatu Kowhai, Kotukutuku, Tarata, Kawakawa, Mahoe and Puahou. With only 2% of the native bush that once covered this area remaining Manaia is a unique haven for the biodiversity of Banks Penisula. Walks through the eighteen acres range from a ten minute ramble to an hour long circumnavigation, which includes boardwalks and stunning views of the surrounding valley. Picnic by the riverside or stay overnight in the camping ground or cabins and waken to the dawn chorus of native birds. We hope hope you will take your time to enjoy this special piece of real New Zealand in Okuti Valley.

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Opening Hours

Business hours
    9am-5pm
Months of operation
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Proximity to airport:
    1 hour
    Proximity to town:
    5 km to Little River village, 45km to Akaroa

Pricing & Conditions

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