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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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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63 helpful votes 63 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Both myself and my husband where not very well but still managed to do the 1 hour forest walk without any trouble. There are so many different walks and cycle tracks to choose from and next time we are back will definitely try more.

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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

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 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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