Manaia Native Habitat

Experience native bush and birds in the heart of Banks Peninsula. Rest and relax on your way to Akaroa and enjoy this rare ecological haven. Okuti Valley is a special secret, off the beaten track, sheltered with views of the valley and distant lake.


$5.00 - $15.00
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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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Physical address

287 Okuti Valley Road, Little River, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $5.00 - $15.00
Other charges:
Yes, cabins can be hired for $85- $110.
Further pricing information:
Please call to discuss
Cancellation policy:
7 days notice required.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
1 hour
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:
5 km to Little River village, 45km to Akaroa

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Opening times

Business hours:
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec

Language support

  Written Spoken
German NO YES

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