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The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours

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Address: 38 Waller Street | Next to Beechwoods Cafe, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 687 244
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Really? Flames continually burning in a forest for over 90 years - why...

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 hotcakes 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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A fascinating forest walk.

We were lucky enough to take this walk with Steve to see this amazing natural wonder. Steve is so knowledgeable and passionate about the bush, the history of the region and this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Suzanne090
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to take this walk with Steve to see this amazing natural wonder. Steve is so knowledgeable and passionate about the bush, the history of the region and this phenomenon. He was so friendly and we felt very comfortable in his company and he made sure that the walk was at our pace . We were a... More 

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks, Suzanne! You two were a pleasure to take on the tour. Perhaps you could buy some more shoes for this holiday, and do some more bushwalks :-) More 

Cookham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic day with our guide Steve who was very knowledgeable about everything in the area, especially the woods that we walked through. The flames are amazing and the tea and pancakes yummy (well done Elizabeth for getting the mixture right ;-) ). We'd recommend this trip to anyone in the Murchison area.

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Thank monkeyhanger63
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks. It's good to get out into the bush and also to have to put a bit of effort into getting to the flames. Being hungry makes the pancakes taste yummier! More 

Kansas City, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome! An hour's guided walk into the bush, then you stop for a snack at the only natural flames in a forest anywhere in the world. This natural gas vent, fire burning out of rocks in a little gully, has been burning since the 1920s. Have pancakes and tea in an amazing, gorgeous spot. Not suitable for people with mobility... More 

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Brigid. Nice to meet you. Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed the experience and the peace and beauty we are so blessed with here. Go well. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun affordable day out for our family. We loved our easy Bush walk to the natural flames in the forest. Our guide Steve was super knowledgeable about the plants we saw and my children ate their weights in piklets once at the flames. Thank you for a great personal tour.

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Lovely to meet you and the girls. Glad you enjoyed being in the great outdoors with us. Thanks for the review. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steve is a great guide and very knowledgeable about the New Zealand bush. A great experience, thoroughly recommended.

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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189 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Natural Flames Experience was one of the best activities that my husband and I did during our 6 week Australia/New Zealand vacation. Going on a walk-about with someone as accommodating, personable, and knowledgeable as Steve is the ultimate quintessential New Zealand experience - and the flames and pancakes were pretty spectacular, too!

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

:-) That was a memorable day for Steve too, with the stream crossing. Glad you guys didn't mind getting your feet wet! Thank you for coming on the tour and for the nice review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Steve is very experienced and knowledgeable! Pricing is fair and very acceptable! The walk has been well arranged. Even my 5 years old daughter can complete the whole hiking route, and my 3 years son walked over 2/3 of the route. Pan cake with honeydew is very delicious! My son had four of them! And completed the whole return route... More 

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure to take you and your lovely family on the tour. Enjoy your holiday in New Zealand! Steve More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We booked the flames walk at the last minute and could not have imagined what a fascinating 4 hours it would turn out to be. The walk through the woodland was brilliant and learning about the scale insects and need to control wasps and rodents was really interesting. When we got to the flames it was quite magical and the... More 

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Thank Sarah M
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sarah The weka was specially for you and Richard! It hasn't been back yet. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Thanks for the review and photos. More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Wonderful trip through South Island bush. Steve is a great guide and told us heaps about the bush and birds. Loved seeing and hearing a bellbird. Fabulous pancakes and Billy tea at the flames. Truly amazing to see naturally occurring flames coming out of the ground in such a beautiful setting.

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sandra The group dynamics added a lot to your particular tour. You two were the perfect Flames clients, fit and sociable! Thanks for the nice review. Elizabeth More 

London
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We booked this at the last minute but Steve and Elizabeth could not have been more helpful and accommodating in fitting us in. What a great experience - tramping through beautiful New Zealand native bush with Steve as our relaxed, knowledgeable and informative guide. Incredible sights, smells and sounds, culminating in the natural flames themselves. Tea and pancakes topped it... More 

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elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Kiwigirl! Good meeting you two. It was nice to see you savouring the smells of the rainforest and the sounds of tui and bellbirds. Hope the rest of your trip goes well. Steve and Elizabeth More 

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