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The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours

34 Waller Street | Next to Beechwoods Cafe, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 800 687 244
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Walk in the bush followed by billy tea and piklets cooked by flames

Despite It being under foot due excessive ran, we enjoyed a good trek through native bush leading... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marlb75
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Natural flames bush walk with kids

We all really enjoyed this trip, our guide was very knowledgeable and our children aged 9 and 11... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emmaandspence
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Really? Flames continually burning in a forest for over 90 years - why doesn't it burn down? See for yourself the extraordinary sight of dancing flames, fed by a natural gas seep, surrounded by lush ferns and ancient beech trees. Have ‘billy tea’ and pancakes cooked over the flames. Half-day trip includes two hour guided walk, 4WD transport and a visit to a working deer farm in a beautiful valley full of oil prospecting history.
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“pancakes” (33 reviews)
“billy tea” (12 reviews)
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34 Waller Street | Next to Beechwoods Cafe, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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+64 800 687 244
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite It being under foot due excessive ran, we enjoyed a good trek through native bush leading to natural flames from the ground. Our guide Steve cooked us piklets and made billy tea while we rested. If my mum can do then anyone can.. a...More

Thank Marlb75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all really enjoyed this trip, our guide was very knowledgeable and our children aged 9 and 11 learnt a lot about native flora and fauna. We saw wild fallow deer, a possum fur plucker and a quick chat with a local who lives at...More

Thank emmaandspence
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience for the families with a very knowledgeable guides Breath taking scenery leading to the flames Well worth the walk and nice pancakes and billy tea before heading back Thank you

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience! Well worth doing. Beautiful tramp into the bush near Murchison. Very kind and very knowledgeable guide. Very patient and making sure we had a great experience. Having a cup of coffee and a pancake in the middle of the bush #priceless

Thank Sven B
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We went on this trip during April school holidays. Excellent trip for kids and adults. Starts it's the informative short drive through a few farms, saw possum fur plucking, heard about oil mining in the area , this was followed by enjoyable walk through the...More

1  Thank Naila B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Small tour groups (5 or 6 people) ensure every body feels included. At no time did Steve,our guide and host, seem like he was reading from a script . He really knew what he was talking about. It was a lovely calm bush walk with...More

Thank Diane J
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

We should pay people like you to come on our trips! You two were so enthusiastic and I'm sure the whole of Nelson will hear about our activity which is on their doorstep. Thanks.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

A litle trip in a landrover first and then a beautiful easy walk of about an hour to the flames. The guide explaned a lot about the surrounding nature and we had some great pancakes cooked up above the flames. We also got to see...More

Thank Richard v
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Glad you enjoyed learning about the natural surroundings and just being out in the bush. Not everyone thinks the walk is easy, as you did, but most find it well worth the effort!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Natural Flames Experience was a great trip! Walking through authentic New Zealand beech forest to a unique site. The Natural Flames must be one of the best-kept secrets of the South Island! Our guide Steve took great care of us, made some delicious pancakes...More

Thank Corné K
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you for sharing your photos of the Natural Flames and beech forest. Food cooked outdoors tastes better!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was a side tour from our program and certainly worth the effort. Strange to see flames just burning from the soil. Great walk to the flames and our guide was very informative about various aspects of the local environment. Pancakes cooked over the flames...More

1  Thank Jeff S
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Awesome! Glad you had such a good time (apart from the sandfly bites!) They seem to bite when you are about to enter the bush, but once you're in the bush, and at the Flames, they aren't present, luckily.

Reviewed 24 February 2017

Approximately 4 hour tour in total starting with a great 4WD trip beside the Blackwater river, then an hours walk up to the flames & a treat to eat, with a brew of billy tea! Steve is a great guide, very knowledgeable & informative about...More

1  Thank carterboyd
elizabethriley2015, Manager at The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thanks for the review! The Natural Flames walk can be a good nature experience for children. It's surprising how far they will walk under the right conditions. Cheers!

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