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Hanmer Forest

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went for a few Mountain bike rides and walks in the Forrest. The tracks are from easy to hard. and vary in length. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy. Mt Isobel is well worth a walk on a clear day. Fantastic views.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Peaceful woodlands with quaint views and features and the odd jogger.... lovely strolling and listening to the rustling of the trees and bird life.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I really enjoy the forest walks in Hanmer. They are well marked, wide paths and reasonably level. The variety of trees and signage is excellent. There are a few birds evident. It is pleasantly cool walking among the trees.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We hired bikes and went for a ride through the forest and it was fantastic. Amazing scenery whether you go for a walk or a bike ride.

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Wellington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Hired some bikes for my 10 and 8 year olds and we ride the Easy Rider trail. It was absolutely perfect. The trial was well established and maintained and provided enough manageable challenges for my kids to enjoy without being too scared. The scenery was beautiful and the added BMX track in the middle allowed a few extra thrills for... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Many & varied forest walks & trials to partake in. They are immaculately maintained & lush & vibrant with native Flora, singing birds, wide groomed walking tracks, clearly marked & named & so close to the village.

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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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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98 helpful votes 98 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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