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“Great view of Mackenzie country”
Review of Conical Hill

Conical Hill
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

If you've a couple of hours to spare, or you don't want to immerse yourself in spa waters, walking up Conical Hill is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. It dosen't take that long to walk the distance but you'll want to stop and take in the views, especially at the top. It's quite steep but a wide path up through the trees and I think kids would enjoy running around and picking up pine cones etc. There are a couple of areas at the top - one an open shelter with a roof for shade or away from rain(!) plus a couple of picnic tables. It would be good to bring a picnic up here, or in any case a drink/snack just to sit and look at the views. Bring binoculars. A variation on the route on the way down takes you through a few suburban roads back into Hanmer town centre.

Thank AuntyRoses
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

A lovely uphill, and therefore healthy, walk on a good path zigzagging its way up the hill with tantalizing views through the trees. The views from the summit make it well worth the effort, and there is a covered area to sit in the shade if you feel the need. A very enjoyable walk in the coolness of the trees.

Thank Peter and Judit... C
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

This walk is a lot of fun, but it is all uphill, and therefore a little bit of effort is required. It takes about 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour to walk up, depending on how fast you take it. The track is smooth and wide, could be done with wheelchairs or strollers. The view from the top is fantastic! Best of all - it's free!

1  Thank kiwi-touring
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Lovely to wonder around and enjoy nature as it should be

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Walked out of Hanmer and climbed the hill. The path zigzags up through the trees to a lookout point at the top with views over Hanmer. Worth doing for a nice walk and a pleasant view and should be OK for anyone with moderate fitness.

Thank NeilNelson
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