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Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

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| 2 km north of Geraldine, Geraldine 7992, New Zealand
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Tranquil spot

Lots of walks of varying length and hardness. Stunning area to picnic in or walk. Enjoy a day out... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
sherbsfamily
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Timaru; New Zealand
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Nice walks for a Sunday afternoon

The walks are nice and peaceful. Good for a Sunday afternoon. But as I drove here from Christchurch... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
HIstvan
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Paty, Hungary
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| 2 km north of Geraldine, Geraldine 7992, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of walks of varying length and hardness. Stunning area to picnic in or walk. Enjoy a day out in the fresh air.

Thank sherbsfamily
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The walks are nice and peaceful. Good for a Sunday afternoon. But as I drove here from Christchurch for this walks, I expected a bit more.

Thank HIstvan
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were driving back to Christchurch on our last day in New Zealand and picked up a leaflet for the Peel forest from the Geraldine Visitor information (Worth a visit). We decided to take the side trip out to the forest and it was a...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This trek was recommended to us by everyone at the Hooker Valley track as a must in the south island. The path leads you to the three biggest trees on the island. Make sure to have weatherproof clothing and shoes if you go during the...More

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Took the short walk in this ancient forest to see the giant trees there. Primitive feeling enhanced by bird song. Free. Definitely go if in the area.

Thank WNHD
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

There are a number of great walks in this beautiful area such as Little Mount Peel or the Rata falls. Well worth a visit.

Thank Backwellian
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

if you like the outdoors and just wandering around the country side, then visit Peel forest. Don't miss the stone Anglican church and grave yard with old and new graves in it. And the deer along the way with their huge antlers were facinating

Thank tzrmum
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A really nice place to visit not a difficult walk and plenty of native trees and large specimens.Easy parking nearby.

Thank Julia G
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

A beautiful reserve with some wonderful walks for all levels of fitness. Well worth doing the walk to the giant trees and th waterfall. We stayed in the nearby DOC campground. Well kept facilities within a lovely reserve. Powered and unpowered sites. Book in advance...More

Thank NZfour
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Emily's Falls and Rata Falls are challenging but beautiful hikes, especially in the spring (when we hiked), because the hikes require fording streams multiple times. Well worth it - we highly recommend!

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