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Hanmer Forest

Address: Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Firstly, what a beautiful spot! While in Hanmer we took some time to just wander around, explore and enjoy the forest. So peaceful, tidy, and well-maintained. We even ended up finding a beautiful spot by Dog Stream and playing cards in the forest for a couple of hours :) Hiked up to Dog Stream Waterfall the next day - amazing!!

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Boonah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Liked the peacefulness and beautiful temperate forest trees. We could have spent more time in Hanmer Springs discovering the forest walks.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Easy forrest with lots of trails to choose from. Cool shaded walk shared with horses and mountain bikes. Would have been nice to hire bikes and cover a bit more of this expansive forrest

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Saint-tropez, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We ventured out to do the waterfall walk. It was well worth the hike and took just a couple of hours with the kids.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Dogs are allowed too; walked here several times over three days, but didn't have a bike - would like to have done this too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There are 3 walking tracks through the forest and are all moderately easy. There are no hills and is easy for most ages.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We hired a couple mountain bikes from our lodge to check out hanmer forest for the day. Best money spent in hanmer springs! We started on the "EASY RIDER" mountain bike track which is a 6km beginners level bike ride. I am unsure about the classification as begineers level! I came off my bike several times and we came across... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved the walks through the forest, along the river. The smells of pine. Very pretty. The rustle of the leaves under foot. A few brdiges to amble over. Plenty of different walks. There is a map available for 2$

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We walked up through the forest from Hamner centre at about 6.30am and we were so impressed by the view at the top of the conical walk and how well maintaned the path was. I would recommend anyone to see the view from the top if you're keen to stretch your legs!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Hanmer Forest is one of the most beautiful forests in the country. There are sublime, well sign-posted walks for all levels, from half an hour loops to day long tramps. Totally unspoilt shaded walks amongst vibrant bush and trickling streams. Great for older people, teens, kids, adults, mums, dads, grand-parents, dogs, all will enjoy this amazing scenery at all... More 

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