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Hanmer Forest

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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An ideal place to stroll

Although the weather wasn't great, this area was ideal for a walk and the amount of birds we saw... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Michael H
,
Paphos District, Cyprus
Nice and easy walk

It is an easy walk .you walk in the forest. You can learn the trees name. There are lot of walks in... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
batid
,
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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“mountain biking” (22 reviews)
“great tracks” (6 reviews)
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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"lovely place to walk"
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"easy walk"
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"pleasant walk"
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Although the weather wasn't great, this area was ideal for a walk and the amount of birds we saw made it even better. There are so many paths you could spend all day just strolling.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

It is an easy walk .you walk in the forest. You can learn the trees name. There are lot of walks in Hanmer Spring. Just go to the I site and they will give you the map.

Thank batid
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

There are a number of walks in the area and all are on a map obtainable from the tourist centre near the thermal springs. It is best to check with them as when we were there a couple were closed due to logging damage. There...More

Thank deborahbC3444RB
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Nice walk through this area. Little disappointed that the only trees with signage appear to be foreign imports. Would be nice to see the natives and their Māori names and uses! Track signage is good and clear though.

Thank Hospo_Lyf
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

... and first for ours :-) . We went on one of the shorter walks and experienced nice views and good fresh air.

Thank BURGWIN
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were lucky enough to walk the Dog Stream Waterfall track. It was quite steep with paths zig-zagging up the slope, but the 2.5 hour return was fairly accurate, although we did it in less time. Such amazing scenery.

Thank Ozfan77
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Used hired bikes to go on the easy rider path. Was quite a picturesque place and also allowed us to escape the heat as it has some high cover over the multiple paths within the Forest.

Thank Pete Y
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

All you need is a $3 map of the mountain bike tracks the forest has to offer, all graded from easy to advanced and you are ready to go and enjoy the forest (providing you have a bike). Beware though, advanced means advanced, steep ascents...More

Thank English_Expat_Family
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I love coming to Hanmer with the family. There is something for everyone! We come here regularly with the grandparents & our children. This is a picture I took this morning while running. There are so many great tracks for running, walking & biking.

Thank Rowan_Walton
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great scenic trail with enough challenges for the whole family but not too long if you are less bike fit. Handy to village bike hire.

Thank LisaO484
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