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The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours

34 Waller Street | Next to Beechwoods Cafe, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 800 687 244
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A very enjoyable experience. Steve took us in his Jeep through a deer farm to the native beech... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kiwi1658
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Bush walk with an expert - and natural flames, pancakes, and the best of cuppas thrown in too!

This was a wonderful afternoon spent in great company in the hills behind Murchison. The natural... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Caroline P
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Wellington
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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’ and pancakes cooked over the flames. Half-day trip includes two hour guided walk, 4WD transport and a visit to a working deer farm in a beautiful valley full of oil prospecting history.
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“pancakes” (35 reviews)
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34 Waller Street | Next to Beechwoods Cafe, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very enjoyable experience. Steve took us in his Jeep through a deer farm to the native beech forest where we walked for an hour to the “natural flames” which are fuelled by methane gas. He made everyone delicious pancakes on the fire. We had...More

Thank Kiwi1658
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey, thanks for the good review. Well done for getting to the Flames!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful afternoon spent in great company in the hills behind Murchison. The natural flames were amazing but almost as good was our wonderful guide Steve whose knowledge of the history and geography of the area and his general bush craft were superb...More

Thank Caroline P
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sending this review. Your enthusiasm made the trip!

Reviewed 22 October 2017

what a wonderful experience. have driven through Murchison dozens of times and had seen the road sign but only recently decided to visit. It ended up being a wet day but that made no difference to the experience - if anything, it probably enhanced the...More

Thank Andrea F
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thanks for the nice descriptive review. It's great to get out into the bush which we have so much of around here. Our trip makes it a little bit easier for people to do that, providing the transport and the hot drinks :-)

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Despite It being under foot due excessive ran, we enjoyed a good trek through native bush leading to natural flames from the ground. Our guide Steve cooked us piklets and made billy tea while we rested. If my mum can do then anyone can.. a...More

1  Thank Marlb75
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Yes, you were lucky to get a bit of sunshine that day. Thanks so much for making the effort and getting out there! We appreciate the great review.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We all really enjoyed this trip, our guide was very knowledgeable and our children aged 9 and 11 learnt a lot about native flora and fauna. We saw wild fallow deer, a possum fur plucker and a quick chat with a local who lives at...More

1  Thank emmaandspence
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

So glad you enjoyed the Flames - an easy walk for you guys. Great to meet you all.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience for the families with a very knowledgeable guides Breath taking scenery leading to the flames Well worth the walk and nice pancakes and billy tea before heading back Thank you

Thank Neil C
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

A family birthday with a difference! Thanks so much for coming, and for the comments.

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience! Well worth doing. Beautiful tramp into the bush near Murchison. Very kind and very knowledgeable guide. Very patient and making sure we had a great experience. Having a cup of coffee and a pancake in the middle of the bush #priceless

Thank Sven B
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for doing those reviews! Steve enjoyed meeting you guys.

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We went on this trip during April school holidays. Excellent trip for kids and adults. Starts it's the informative short drive through a few farms, saw possum fur plucking, heard about oil mining in the area , this was followed by enjoyable walk through the...More

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us! I'm glad your children had fun.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Small tour groups (5 or 6 people) ensure every body feels included. At no time did Steve,our guide and host, seem like he was reading from a script . He really knew what he was talking about. It was a lovely calm bush walk with...More

Thank Diane J
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

We should pay people like you to come on our trips! You two were so enthusiastic and I'm sure the whole of Nelson will hear about our activity which is on their doorstep. Thanks.

Reviewed 17 March 2017

A litle trip in a landrover first and then a beautiful easy walk of about an hour to the flames. The guide explaned a lot about the surrounding nature and we had some great pancakes cooked up above the flames. We also got to see...More

Thank Richard v
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Glad you enjoyed learning about the natural surroundings and just being out in the bush. Not everyone thinks the walk is easy, as you did, but most find it well worth the effort!

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