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Conical Hill

Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Great walk to fit into relaxing weekend away

Probably takes only 20 mins up and the same down. Nice walk through pine trees that transports you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kate N
via mobile
Got short walk to get the blood pumping in the morning

Tough for young kids, steep in parts, however it is easy terrain for a beginner. My husband and I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“great walk” (33 reviews)
“easy walk” (27 reviews)
Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably takes only 20 mins up and the same down. Nice walk through pine trees that transports you to what I imagine is a Canadian woods. Picturesque views over Hanmer Plains farmland and of snowy mountain range (in Winter). Wrap up warm in colder months,...More

Thank Kate N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tough for young kids, steep in parts, however it is easy terrain for a beginner. My husband and I enjoyed it. Only take 45 min-1hr

Thank krystallcumming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent place to walk up the hill for a view of the sounding mountains in Hanmer. Slope is relatively gentle with a look out at the top. There are a number of routes with a variety of scenery - I enjoyed the Woodland walk...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The conical hill walk is our family favourite while at Hanmer Springs for a day trip. Nice walk amongst trees, great 360 degree views from the top, close to centre- it ticks all the boxes. I have been there dozens of times but still enjoy...More

1  Thank ShirishParanjape
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the walk up the hill. Just need to take your time great view once on top. Not difficult but as mentioned if you just take in the surrounding trees etc then you will get there.

Thank peter e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got up at 6.30am and jogged up to Conical Hill one sunny morning in Summer. It would take an average person about 15-20 minutes. Nice and rewarding scenery from the top. Suits all fitness levels.

Thank Pleayo T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After convincing my partner a walk after brekkie was in order,we were initially aliitle taken back by the first 5minute approach.Steep attitude climbing the steps to the first gateway had us working abit and considering the idea again.Gladly,we pushed on and the slower gradient become...More

Thank Donnandchrissy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk to take at a leisurely pace. All up hill so you dont want to be in a hurry if you have young children or older adults. Views at the top are worth the walk.

1  Thank EdieBY
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Not a very long walk with rewarding views. Not many people on the track meaning we had the look out all to ourselves. Definitely a must do when travelling to Hanmer.

Thank Devon B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

nice easy walk good for families and very nice and stunning view of hanmer town and the forests surronding. Easy walk for all beginners/families

Thank Layla_pb
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