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Hanmer Forest

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Address: Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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Marvellous place offering recreation opportunities for all ages and levels of fitness

We visit Hanmer a lot, and Hanmer Forest is a must do on each occasion. Most recently we walked the trails with snow all around on a very crisp clear Sunday morning, it was quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visit Hanmer a lot, and Hanmer Forest is a must do on each occasion. Most recently we walked the trails with snow all around on a very crisp clear Sunday morning, it was quiet and stunningly beautiful. Each season offers something special, and weather enjoying on horseback, bike or foot, everyone has access to enjoy their experience. I love... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Hanmer Springs is an absolute gem of a town. Perfectly sized with just the right balance of shopping (really good considering the size of the place) fantastic fun and leisure choices (the hot pools really are soooo good!) and the most glorious natural beauty.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place for a long walk amongst the native trees, watch out for bikes though! Every time you see a new spot to explorer, never boring and fab exercise to keep you healthy.

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South Island, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Couldnt really get into places we would normally go due to Wind Falls and track closures. But normally its a great spot to go for a walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We love the pools especially the therapeutic pools which are great for aches and pains.. Also love the sulphur pools for that extra bit of added heat. They have recently done up some of their changing rooms , they do look great but do not provide private rooms in the new update so that you have to change in view... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Always fun for the weekends to take the bikes and have a spin around the tracks, good for young and old as there are tracks suitable for every age group.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful well kept forest with so many walkways and tracks for all fitness levels. Great areas for mountain biking, motocross, bird watching, hiking, tramping, strolling, picnicking, paddling etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There are many forest walks, all signed and easy to follow, helped with a map from the i-site. I saw many native birds; robins, fantails and pigeons, and the bellbirds were singing all the way on our walk. One of the few places in NZ where dogs are welcome off lead; ours had a great time!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The walks in the Forest are beautiful, very quite & clean. They have signs showing where to go along the walks making it hard to get lost if you stay on the tracks. There are many walks from short walks just around the start or long walks that can take up to a few hours

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This forest is magic , really beautiful and peaceful ! Good for a walk ! The trees with the autumn colors are amazing . You can see and hear the birds and stay dazzled with the nature .

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Address: Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs

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