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Hanmer Forest

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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QUIET AND PEACEFUL WALKS

After (or even before!) a soak in the hot pools, what better than a lovely quiet and peaceful walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda L
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Slippery when wet

We visited early this month. Although there had been snow a week before we arrived it had been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
richam6364
,
kiama
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  • Poor1%
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“mountain biking” (22 reviews)
“bike ride” (6 reviews)
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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"lovely place to walk"
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"waterfall walk"
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"bird life"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After (or even before!) a soak in the hot pools, what better than a lovely quiet and peaceful walk through these beautiful woods, accompanied by so many lovely birds.- so many tracks, you can choose an easy stroll or a hike up the hills! There...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early this month. Although there had been snow a week before we arrived it had been sunny for three or four days before we got there. The walk to the waterfall was very boggy and after a short time we gave up knowing...More

Thank richam6364
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite a few days of rain the forest walks were enjoyable albeit slightly sodden in some parts. Be aware of streams that have overflown due to excessive rain

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

So, I’m certainly glad we went on this ride, but Easy Rider was a stretch for my 7 year old’s abilities. Do not expect only gradual, easy grades. Much of it is single track, you would not be able to fit a baby trailer, and...More

Thank Juniper N
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Though it is mainly evergreen there are still lots of Autumn colours. Good walking tracks of varying lengths, all easy - mostly flat. Good mountain biking tracks separate from the walking ones. Very pleasant wander.

Thank Wayne K
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The Forest has wonderful varieties of trees from Europe, USA and NZ. There are old growth and new. The paths cater for everyone, walkers, horses and cyclists. The trails offer a great variety of different aspects of the Forest. Well done to those who care...More

1  Thank Graham M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Enjoyed the many walking tracks. Would recommend as a way to spend an hour or two. Tracks well signposted.

Thank sweetpeeps
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is a fun hike. You can take two routes to get to the magnificent water fall. The falls route is easy and quicker. The other is a tougher hike and takes a bit longer. The views are about the same. The falls is worth...More

1  Thank jpmckeon111
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

lovely easy going walk around beautiful forestry. Many trees are very mature and are from around the globe, including a huge giant redwood.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A short visit due to wet weather. Thick forest with tall trees. Interesting walks and creek crossings. Good photo opportunities.

Thank phantomhq
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