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Hanmer Forest

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Address: Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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Great Little Afternoon Walk

Lots of bird life, trees and creeks. We finally got out to have a walk after it was raining on and off all day and had a terrific one hour relatively easy walk. Just watch the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of bird life, trees and creeks. We finally got out to have a walk after it was raining on and off all day and had a terrific one hour relatively easy walk. Just watch the north west mountains for the weather. If the rain clouds get over the top them, put your rain gear on.

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Thank adader
Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely easy ride through the forest on well signed track. Can choose to extend the ride and go around the township a bit. Found a wee animal park on our travels.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out delightful tracks. Separate river walk for dogs. The trees are well labelled with their history and usage.

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Thank Anne N
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of tracks for walking and biking. You can hire bikes in the village and the tracks good for beginners. Very sheltered in the woods if it's raining.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These were why we stayed and I'd been before. Plenty of room for a large crowd, well organised with lockers, good changing rooms, towel hire, kids slides and a large variety of pools and temperatures, not all of which were smelly.

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Thank Turkey_Baster
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of walk in Hamner Forest and we did the Waterfall walk. It is a 2.5 hour walk return. It is defenitely not an easy walk. The path needs some maintances. Quite some bits of the path are rocks or "steps" via three roots. This makes the decent rather difficult. The goal, the waterfall is nice, but not... More 

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Thank Bea T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a special weekend even better. Loved this forest and all the walks that are contained within. Not to be missed

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Thank Lucinda J
Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had two great walks in the Hanmer Forest. Lots of variety, some really tall trees, including redwoods. The kind of forest that can transport me to a blessed state of mind. Variety of levels of hiking challenge available. It was great.

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Thank BallardPritchett
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

So many different walks available in the Hanmer Forest suitable for all levels of fitness. Also lots of separate tracks available for bikers.

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Thank Helen164
Nantes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This track is hard : 2km long for 580m up, we did it in 1h30 to go and back and at the top you will have an amazing view on the 41m waterfall ! Hard track but has to be done !

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