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“Walk to the waterfall worth the effort”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hanmer Forest

Hanmer Forest
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Canterbury, NZ
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Walk to the waterfall worth the effort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

This was our second walk which was certainly a contrast to Connical Hill!

It was definitely harder, & at times a bit of a goat track (as per 11 year olds opinion). We had lots of stops on the way up in order to make it & reaped the reward seeing the waterfall when we got there.

It took about 1 1/2 - 2 hours to get up (not terribly fit) but was great to spend time at the bottom of the waterfall taking photos as proof we were there & to recover!!

Great to do & a real sense of achievement for us all when we finished. A soak in the hot pools after helped the muscles to recover too!

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Well done.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We took the opportunity to go for a couple of forest walks whilst in Hanmer for a short stay.
The walks were well sign posted, and the tracks were tidy/clean and well maintained.
It helped that the weather was perfect.

There was some confusion over some tracks/paths as to wether they were for walkers or bikers or both ?

Great experience and recommended for most ages.

Well be back!

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“LOVE THE HANMER FOREST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

A magical place, winter or summer, amazing walks, and rivers and waterfalls, a must do everyday before a trip to the pools !

Visited February 2013
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Queenscliff, Australia
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“awesome bike trails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Just go ride them your self and see.. Spend a long weekend riding up Jacks pass along the valley down Jollies pass...Tough climb steep decent
love the single tracks a lot of effort has gone into making it something for everyone

Visited September 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Well worth doing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went for a walk each day before making our way to pools - peaceful and what's better than a free walk!

Visited July 2013
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