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Hanmer Forest

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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Mapua, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Just when we were a third i Many walks to choose fromnto our walk, drizzle, then sleet, then snow...Magical. Many walks and tracks to choose from and great mountain bike trails.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We hired mountain bikes from the village and had a great 2 hour ride through the forest. Did the Easy Rider route, which as it was winter, was more challenging than the name would suggest! Muddy, icy, heaps of fun! A great place. There are also lovely walks as well as MTB tracks.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely peaceful forest providing plenty of different walks to choose from. All walks clearly marked and take in different scenery from ponds to tree forests. Good for picnics too.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really enjoyed spending a couple of days walking around the forest and even doing some of the bike trails. Great way of keeping out of the sun on a hot day too

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Favourite walk in Hanmer Springs! starting at the south end off the end of Tarndale Place. An easy walk for any age, young or old. Walking alongside Dog Stream for most of the walk, is so relaxing and enjoyable, just listening to the noise of the gentle stream and the birds singing!! Two large picnic areas along the way, both... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you are seeking a easy off-road cycle route for younger family members or inexperienced riders the Easy Rider route in Hanmer Forest is a well designed track. The route is by no means boring. It winds it way through the forest and in wet/muddy conditions there are one or two slopes were you might prefer to get off and... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

an excellent track for beginners and families. Plenty of places in Hanmer to hire bikes from and all had excellent service. We had our own bikes with us but needed them serviced at the bike store in town first.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Lovely to walk along the pathways provided and to be out in among st the nature, the smell of the trees and listening to the native birds, loved it.

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Sydney
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Nice hike to the falls on the 'waterfall track'. Great that you can get right in front of the waterfall itself and touch the fall and the moss-cliff. If you are short of time, skip the 'spur track' and 'fir trail' on the way down. The scenery is a little monotonous and steep in some areas.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great walk up the hill that overlooks Hanmer. Great views and a good way to get some exercise. Going back down the track was much easier.

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