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Hanmer Forest

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I like this place. It reminds me my home- forest in the Czech behind my house. Large area interwoven with heaps of paths. Skytouching trees with signs- so you can learn something as well. Perfect for walk or cycle with family or just by yourself to clear you mind. I think kids will enjoy this forest with "secret and misterious... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Walked up to the Hanmer Springs Waterfall - this is a moderate walk - not recommend for young children.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We took easy strolls around the forests many path alternatives. There had been a windstorm the night before to some downed limbs had to be crawled over, otherwise path was mostly level and groomed. Nice, relaxing strolling.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been to Hanmer many times but had never headed out to explore the forest. I wonderful network of walking and biking tracks is located on the outskirts of the town. One warning is to watch out for cyclists on walking tracks. After specificaly choosing a 20 min purely walking track, we were faced by two cyclists who were... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

great tracks, well signposted and lots of variety from alpine bush to European oaks, to mountain biking and quiet rambles

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well marked and mapped tracks. Loved the tags and information about the trees. The quiet amble through the flat forest walks as well as the hike into the hills were equally enjoyable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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101 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A great place to visit, nice and quite and there are some lovely easy walks to do. There are also some great open grassed areas. There's also the walk up Conical Hill for the wonderful views if the weather is fine.

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

Bring your bike or walking shoes to Hanmer Forest and enjoy the many tracks catering for all fitness levels and ages. A superb morning finished with a picnic lunch.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Easy access and level for families (even with a stroller) and lots of walks. Might just be missing a small playground.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The forest is a great place to take the mountain bikes - easy biking for the family. Or take a leisurely stroll along the walking track. Can get quite wet in the winter tho.

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