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Bottle Lake Forest

Waitikiri Drive | Marshland, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-383 0405
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Lovely vista

I went to this forest with my son. Lovely 4km walk. There were a number of cyclists. At the top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Bottle lake recreation area is a hidden gem

This area has great mountain biking, walking and horse tracks and two golf courses. I use the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graeme M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Waitikiri Drive | Marshland, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this forest with my son. Lovely 4km walk. There were a number of cyclists. At the top of the hill is a look out post. But it was a bit cold and gloomy at 8 that evening. THE sea looked good from...More

Thank Shaats
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area has great mountain biking, walking and horse tracks and two golf courses. I use the area 2-3 times a week and it is one of the gems of Christchurch that even the locals fail to use as well as they should. There is...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like dry, dust, sand and pine needles poking you when you sit down, don't come here...its really dry, bring alot of water and don't forget there is no much here. Hit the sea and even hotter in the sun! Good for Running!

Thank SeventhDayEdenChurch
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Great network of trails in an actively harvested forest. Fun, flowy singletrack with multiple loop options. Best track information is found on the trailforks app. Lots of opportunities for walkers, runners, dogs, but we just enjoyed the great mountain biking. Beautiful sections along a stunning...More

Thank MoabMic
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Many trails and paths in forest, mainly pine, and can go through to the beach, gets busy on weekends

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 15 June 2017

forestry park, I still prefer this to mountain biking mcleans island, sandy ground, from road to beach

Thank Adrianhamill
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is just one of those places that remind you of how beautiful Christchurch and New Zealand are.So close to town so no need to pack a picnic

Thank sw893036
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Fantastic walk, but take a map from the info centre and a GPS/Google maps on your phone too. We wanted to do the blue 10k walk, but had many moments of confusion and ended up doing 14k and had cut a loop from the blue...More

Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Great beginner single trails for mountain biking. Enough hills to keep it different and challenging and enough flat to enjoy the riding. The trail we were on took us to the beach where we had lunch before continuing the loop back to the car park....More

Thank Paralleltripper
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Acres and acres, hectares even of forest biking, walking and other activities, with the sea not far off. It is a fun way to keep healthy.

Thank CaptainCompass
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