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A must for recreational and serious hikers

We were lucky enough to walk the Dog Stream Waterfall track. It was quite steep with paths... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Ozfan77
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Tamborine Mountain, Australia
Family visit

Used hired bikes to go on the easy rider path. Was quite a picturesque place and also allowed us to... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Pete Y
via mobile
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“mountain biking” (22 reviews)
“great tracks” (6 reviews)
“bike ride” (6 reviews)
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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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 21 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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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Went on one of the short walks and it is just lovely! Good signage and information about the Forest history. Would be fun to hire a bike and ride the bike tracks. I'm a kiwi from Taranaki and found this beautiful South Island Beech Forest...More

Thank LCameronNZ
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of bird life, trees and creeks. We finally got out to have a walk after it was raining on and off all day and had a terrific one hour relatively easy walk. Just watch the north west mountains for the weather. If the rain...More

Thank adader
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely easy ride through the forest on well signed track. Can choose to extend the ride and go around the township a bit. Found a wee animal park on our travels.

Thank c4Barb
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Well laid out delightful tracks. Separate river walk for dogs. The trees are well labelled with their history and usage.

Thank Anne N
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Lots of tracks for walking and biking. You can hire bikes in the village and the tracks good for beginners. Very sheltered in the woods if it's raining.

Thank Izzy-4ilr
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