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“a good walk with a great 360' view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Conical Hill

Conical Hill
Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Type: Mountains
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“a good walk with a great 360' view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We always walk up Conical hill during our stays at Hanmer.
The first stage of the walks steep but then zig zags gently
Recommend the walk on a low cloud day as sometimes you can look down onto the thick clouds and see the hills and peaks of the surrounding vistas.
Hiking boots are not reqd but shoes and socks may get wet in the mornings.Wehave pushed prams up there , gets the blood pumping btw.

Visited October 2013
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South Wales
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“Stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great little walk, though quite steep in places. Well worth the hike as the views at the top are really stunning and there is an informative plaque showing you all the nearby mountains.

Visited December 2013
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“A short steep walk but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Walk through the forest so lots of shade. Just take your time. No view until you get to the top. Can be windy at the top.

Visited November 2013
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Canterbury, NZ
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“Always a good walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We tackled this as our first family walk & the worst bit was walking up to the start of the track from where we parked!!
The walk itself was enjoyable & not too challenging. There were places where the kids could do a bit of adventuring up different paths & a great tree which had fallen over some time ago to play on. Nice view from the top & a quick wander back down. Well worth it if you've got an hour spare :)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Good walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our first time up the hill - wide and well maintained track for all age groups. Nice view from the top but partly restricted by trees. Very popular and a great spot for a picnic.

Visited October 2013
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