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“A good workout” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Conical Hill

Conical Hill
Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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motueka
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“A good workout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A lovely walk through Cypress and Pine trees eventually coming out to lovely views of the area. Warning the road up to the start of the track is the steepest part of the walk but from there the track climbs reasonably easily to the top. On the way back we went via the Majuba and Woodland walks which provided for some easier walking. The Woodland Track passes by a couple of small lakes with a good variety of wildlife to be seen. A very good 2 hour morning walk.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Not that hard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a nice walk - a bit steep but easy for anyone with average fitness. To the look out took an easy 20 mins. You can join many other walk trails from there if you like. Lovely view from look out. (nice to do before you head to the thermal springs)

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“fabulous walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

great walk , fairly steep in parts, great views, links up to other walks and tracks so can be as short or long as you want, we took some bakery food, and a camera and had a picnic up the top on a sunny day, was really great, free , fun activity , would recommend

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Nice walk, nice views...if it's not foggy!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We did a nice walk up Conical Hill. It's very pretty, and some great views (if it's not foggy or cloudy). It's not a very long walk, although it does link up with other bushwalks, so you can extend it if you choose. It was quite a muddy path up the hill, so I recommend wearing hiking boots or gumboots if it's rained or snowed recently.

Visited July 2013
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“Conical Hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It is a must for Hanmer Springs. A not so high hill so caters for all fitness levels, surrounded with large/tall trees. The walk goes in a anticlockwise direction up the hill so nothing really steep, benches at some levels for the views/rest. The top is alittle Kiosk that overlooks around the basin and mountains. It is great to visit but not fabulous like other hills in NZ. (I maybe targeted here). Go for a look anyway it wont take you very long.

Visited July 2013
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