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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
All reviews pancakes billy tea beech forest natural gas bush walk native bush local honey deer farm new zealand blackwater river hour walk honey dew informative guide fantastic experience wear sturdy shoes possum fur enjoyable walk
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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