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Reserva nacional Magallanes

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Address: 5 kilometros al oeste de Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Chile
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The reserva nacional magellanes lies just outside of downtown Punta Arenas and especially if you have your iwn wheels, it offer a few nice walks with beautiful vistas. The park... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The reserva nacional magellanes lies just outside of downtown Punta Arenas and especially if you have your iwn wheels, it offer a few nice walks with beautiful vistas. The park rangres charge an entry fee (cash only), but fee is well worth it.

Thank Lata67
Moyock, North Carolina
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you've ever hiked Barometer in Kodiak, or similar mountains, then this is very similar. I biked (mostly walked) up from the pier to the Reserve. No road signs, no macadam, and what roads are there are under construction, or appear that way. That said, it was worth it. Well run and well care for by the Chilean Corps of... More 

2 Thank d1deleonrn
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Low level of difficulty hiking through the forest up to a great viewpoint overlooking Punta Arenas to the Strait of Magellan. Lots of wild rabbits everywhere, but no fox or puma sighting :-(

1 Thank Logging_Off_Blog
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived to the park by car. Free entrance. CONAF does not authorise excursions but we climbed the hill anyway, in time of year is not difficult. There is a sign saying to talk to the park guard to ask for authorised activities if you want to. We climbed the hill to find a panoramic view of Punta Arenas with... More 

1 Thank Verdecillo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The instructions in their brochure for getting to the reserva are COMPLETELY wrong. At some unmarked street, you need to take a right and continue on for a couple miles. The ranger said they ären´t allowed¨ to put up signs, but couldn´t explain the incorrect instructions in the brochure. If you do make it, you will have all 7 kilometers... More 

Thank clcohen
Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had a long day in town from our cruise ship so opted to come hiking up here. Took a cab up and then did a pretty great hike through the forest to a lookout. It was sunny and cold the day we were there, but totally worth it. It did warm up as the day went on and the... More 

1 Thank Robb H
South America
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453 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This place is really close to town and gives you the chance of a few hours walking. There is nothing too outstanding about it but you do get nice views over Punta Arenas.

Thank Aidan80
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

So I biked up (mountain bike necessary, rentals in town). The road is not really marked to the reserve, but I looked it up on Google maps before heading up, and pretty much had to guess when to turn right. Before that, follow the signed for Anden ski area. You go through the poor section of town, which was interesting... More 

Thank Ericka O
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112 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

If you have a spare day while in Punta Arenas and the weather is good I would recommend going here. There are a couple of short hikes through pretty forest that opens up to some views over the city. Without rushing you could do both hikes that are currently open in under 3 hours. A taxi will set you back... More 

5 Thank Geoff G
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I would not miss this place, we saw lots of penguins close to there. The roads were deserted (it was around Xmas).

Thank JackTheTraveller

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