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Well maintained mixed forest

Walked into the forest to find a place to eat our picnic. Thrilled to experience the birdsong... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ceridwen888
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Singapore River, Singapore
VERY PEACEFUL

We drove in and enjoyed the quiet and the unquestionable beauty. Stopped for a picnic afternoon... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
ChristchurchQuality
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Christchurch
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“mountain biking” (23 reviews)
“woodland walk” (8 reviews)
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked into the forest to find a place to eat our picnic. Thrilled to experience the birdsong despite the rain and enjoy the spring blossom.

Thank Ceridwen888
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We drove in and enjoyed the quiet and the unquestionable beauty. Stopped for a picnic afternoon tea but had to give in and leave due to sandflies. Tracks very rough - muddy and potholes.

Thank ChristchurchQuality
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

If you travel to Hanmer Springs and don't do any of the walks on the Forest, you are seriously missing out! The scenery is spectacular and it truly is so peaceful! There is walks for beginners and also for the more skilled. The air was...More

1  Thank Abby S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Waterfall Track - about 3 hours walk, really nice track - up and down the hill with some river crossings. Wonderful waterfall at the end! There were 5 children with us, age 3-10 y.o. Two smaller ones ended up on shoulders as it was very...More

1  Thank WrOlena
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Hanmer forest is full of bird life and beautiful trees and bush. One of the best places for walking or cycling at any time of the year.

Thank Yasmeen C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We walked - not hiked a couple of the trails in the forest. Took time to read the tree names and signs. Kids loved it - was well sign posted so no-one got lost. Walked in fine weather and then in the snow.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hot thermal pools with varying temperatures to suit everyone. The waterslides are great for all ages and the lazy river a hit with the teenagers. Can spend a couple of hours and for $10 can return again in the same day for a second...More

1  Thank Maree H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We recently visited Hanmer Springs for the second time and looked forward to spending time in the delightful forest/park that hugs the town. It was wonderful to see families and mountain bike riders enjoying this great piece of local infrastructure. We walked around on a...More

Thank MitchHeffo
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A plantation of European trees laid out on a bit of a grid - perfect for a stroll for all ages, bikes and dogs welcome. The colours in Autumn are spectacular.

Thank Berrylicious12
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Take the walk to the waterfall. It's a long way about 2.5 hours and its hard uphill walking but worth it when you get there. Lovely forest walks, there are also bridal and bike tracks.

Thank Mark M
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