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The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours

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“billy tea”(17 reviews)
“beech forest”(8 reviews)
Really? Flames continually burning in a forest for over 90 years - why doesn't it burn down? See for yourself the extraordinary sight of dancing flames, fed by a natural gas seep, surrounded by lush ferns and ancient beech trees. Have ‘billy tea...more
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34 Waller Street | Next to Beechwoods Cafe, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 800 687 244
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great people who went out of their way to take us on the natural flame tour. It was a wonderful experience. Steve gave a lot of information on the trees and plants on the way during a one hour walk. At the flames, which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Momferd O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My ancestor George Moonlight settled this area whilst his brother Thomas tried his hand in the USA where he eventually became a state senator. I have yet to visit, it’s just being able to afford it, but I will before I die of old age.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank H7HDC
elizabethriley2015, Owner at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The name George Moonlight still holds great sway in Murchison..Look forward very much to meeting you. Where are you living now?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the natural flame tour with Steve today and loved it! A great 4WD in, the an great 1hour walk the the flames which were really fascinating! Steve was an amazing guide who shared his knowledge of the area. As it passes through private...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kiaussi
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience. Shelly who took us on the beautiful trail was pretty knowledgeable about the area and it’s surroundings. Through some beautiful native bush till we came to the wonder - truely amazing. The pancakes and “billy tea” made over the flames just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

This expedition is primarily focused on an area where natural gas flames emerge from the earth in a dramatic and awe-inspiring way. The visitor experience is enhanced by watching pikelets being cooked on the flames and served with local honey, and billy tea boiled on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

The natural flames in Murchison is a little area in some beautiful forests where there is natural gas seeping from the ground which burns 24/7. The walk to get there was really enjoyable. Steve was a great and informative guide who shared his passion for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ros N
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We would strongly recommend this trip as a MUST DO when in Murchison area ! We had a great and educational time with Steve as our guide. We drove in his 4WD over farmland of Blackwater station to the edge of the forest in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Journeycreator
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A fascinating destination, knowledgeable guides and top rate food! Gluten free for coeliacs was no problem whatsoever. Thanks Elizabeth :)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anna A
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was a brilliant half day activity. It was a classic LandRover Jeep ride from the town centre and out into the hill country and across the deer farm to where the bush walk started. The trail skirted along side the Blackwater river, so named...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wowwayne
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Funny thing to do. Felt like a real treat, so nice to sit by the fire and being served with yummie pancakes after a little walk with a lot of animal spotting and interesting fact about the nature and the surroundings. So nice man holding...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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