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Conical Hill

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Address: Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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A great walk with beautiful views

A pleasant easy walk for about half an hour to the top. Several seats and viewing spots on the way up. Kiosk at top a good place to sit and relax with good views. The current... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gavin D
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant easy walk for about half an hour to the top. Several seats and viewing spots on the way up. Kiosk at top a good place to sit and relax with good views. The current track was constructed in the late 1800s and the same track is still used ...an easy gradient. There is an interesting photo of the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It took about 30 mins to get to the top through a lovely tree lined walkway. There are various stopping off points along the way to check out the views, but the view from the lookout is fantastic. You can see all the mountains in the district, plus look up the river towards the Lewis Pass. Spectacular.

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Thank Ah62
Leers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful walk, really easy to climb at the top (only 30 minutes to go to the top). Perfect with children. I went there while it was raining and another time with sun and the 2 walk were perfect! If you are lucky, you can listen to Bellbirds.

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Thank Marie J
Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found an early and chilly morning walk up Conical Hill quite lovely. It's not for someone who would struggle walking a kilometre or so up hill. The view that treated me at the top was lovely of the local area. It may not be a 'super' view but it is pleasant. A nice local walk.

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Thank DomAustralia
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hot day when we decided to walk the track to the top of conical hill so the significant shaded areas on the track were very welcome . The track winds round and is quite steep in parts so if you know you have some mobility restrictions you may find this a challenge or at least leave yourself... More 

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Thank Margaret R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be quite a stunning view over Hanmer Springs town but since I was last here trees have grown up partially blocking the view. As its a fairly strenuous climb, it's a bit of a disappointment now. If there hadn't been a Geocache at the top I would have been even more disappointed!!

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Thank Bunkshyde
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wee hike to be done anytime of day. I ran up in the morning and there was a beautiful sunrise and amazing views from the top. Nice easy walk for all fitness levels and worth the mission. Enjoy

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Thank Salmon77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throughly enjoyed the walk up this hill and the views. Its just a 30 mins climb to the top and the breathtaking views are so fulfilling!

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Thank Shangudi7
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our accommodation hostess recommended we take the more circuitous approach to Conical Hill which we did, making it a tad longer going up. Its a pretty good climb up at the top which gets your heart going. It's 549m at the top from a 340m start at Hanmer so a 210m climb. Some good views.

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Thank Colin S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably comfortable walk up the path to the summit where stunning 360 degree views await. Recommend it for anyone visiting Hanmer Springs.

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