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Road trip to Hamner

Good short walk with a view over the town at the top. Only about an hour up and down from the... read more

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Walking with a bit of whinging!

Great walk up to the top of conical hill. A bit of whinging on the way up from kids! Despite this... read more

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Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good short walk with a view over the town at the top. Only about an hour up and down from the town... Then cold beer time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank holdensforlife
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great walk up to the top of conical hill. A bit of whinging on the way up from kids! Despite this, by the time we got up to the lookout they were happy! Good way to burn some energy off before dinner. Hiking boots not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BuckarooFour
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a stroll up Conical Hill and experienced an impressive view of Hanmer Springs and the surrounding area. The kids enjoyed a trickier scramble up the side of the hill, using tree roots as handholds. The view from the top of the hill is worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yalnif_clark
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good lookout over the valley with superb views (on a clear day) to the mountains all around. A nice little shelter at the top offers a rest before the descent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ec0sse28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to end our time at Hanmer. This place is worth the walk, about 20 mins up and back and an hour admiring the view. Hanmer doesn't disappoint.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A strenuous walk to the top if you take the long way to the summit, there are lots of switchbacks to make it easier and benches to rest on if you need it. The views when you get to the summit are spectacular. We took...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JDA60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite a climb, not for the faint hearted, not a stroll to the top. Fabulous view at the top, wear your best climbing sneakers and take a water bottle - and camera.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sgapes161
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to strike a fabulous day for our walk up Conical Hill. Even though there had been considerable rain in the days previous, the track was still suitable for walking on with trainers. The views were stunning. It really is worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Katrina1962
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Close to town and an easy walk up and down. Just head through town and it is right in front of you heading up the main street past the Heritage Hotel

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank briangr10
Reviewed 17 November 2018

it takes about 20 min gentle easy climb and wide path. at the top a great view of Hammer springs with a covered lookout with a three sixty view of the whole area

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PeterjuneJaipur
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24 February 2018|
Response from Beachbuoynz | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be looking at a Giant fir (over 50 metres Tall). there are also Western Hemlock, Lawson's Cypress, Japanese Cypress, Atlas Cedar and Laburnum, Ponderosa Pine(over 40 metres),and Douglas Fir. On the flat in... More