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Conical Hill

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Address: Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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Nice walk up hill great view

45 minutes up 30 minutes down in nice forest. Kind of steep but easy track leading to great view with potential to keep going on more walks.

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Brandon R
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Maili, Hawaii, United States
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Maili, Hawaii, United States
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

45 minutes up 30 minutes down in nice forest. Kind of steep but easy track leading to great view with potential to keep going on more walks.

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Australia
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Perfect way to work off a big lunch. Located in the middle of town - it has some great views. plenty of places to rest on the way up if you need - colourful mushrooms to photograph and heaps of short cuts to keep the kids amused.

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Logan Central, Queensland, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Conical Hill is literally right on the doorstep of Hanmer Springs, so a short walk brought us to the walkway. Quite steep in parts, especially if you take the 'shortcuts' up the banks between the pathway, but lovely every step of the way. Resting spots where the view can be enjoyed, and a really magnificent view once at the top.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you have an hour to spare, this quaint little hill would be a nice way to spend a visit to this scenic town. The back of the hill overlooks a valley and spring flowers add much colour to the countryside. Suitable for most people with average level of fitness. Those on wheelchairs might find it a tad challenging.

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Thank Dan K
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

It is a short, steep 20 minute walk through a pine forest to the top but a photographer’s dream for panoramic shots from the lookout particularly at sunrise or sunset. Loved hearing the birdsong. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Hanmer Springs.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice little trek up the hill, with pine needles underfoot and birds tweeting all around. Gorgeous scenery from the top, with a little gazebo structure to protect you from the wind.

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Thank jel172
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We achieved the walk with a couple of stops to rest within the time frame suggested and felt very pleased with ourselves once returned down the hill.

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic walk in hanmer springs relatively easy walk to the top with all the switchbacks, great view from top

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Easy walk to the top - amazing views. Also has some outstanding mountain bike tracks. Must do in Hanmer Springs.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Good walk up the hill and what a glorious view. Then back into town via the Forest walk very pretty,

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