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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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beautiful hikes, especially Emily's Falls and Rata Falls

Emily's Falls and Rata Falls are challenging but beautiful hikes, especially in the spring (when we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mggs48
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Berkeley, California
Big reserve with a huge amount of walking track

You can easily spend a few hours up to a whole day in this scenic reserve. There are different... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Beblibla
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Hamburg, Germany
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| 2 km north of Geraldine, Geraldine 7992, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

1  Thank mggs48
Reviewed 10 August 2017

You can easily spend a few hours up to a whole day in this scenic reserve. There are different walking tracks for different levels of fitness. Some of them might take you 15 to 20 minutes and for others you might need a whole day....More

1  Thank Beblibla
Reviewed 4 July 2017

During our short trip to the south island, my gf and I chose to drive to Peel Forest from Christchurch, being that we were staying in Geraldine for the night. The scenic reserve was well maintained and offered various tracks to view some natural gems....More

Thank Kavan C
Reviewed 7 February 2017

What a lovely spot for a walk among the trees. We did three walks while we were there, a short walk to the Big Tree, The Acland Falls track and the Kahikatea walk, all of different lengths and terrain. They were well marked and in...More

Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a relatively short walk. Quite steep in parts. It is however an awesome experience to see the magnitude of the trees and quiet beauty of the forest.

Thank daphnevan13
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Having never been to Peel Forest before, I had a mental picture established which portrayed it as a big group of trees at the end of an unsealed road. Reality is reality and the area is totally different from imagination. There was a good sealed...More

2  Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Many different walks to suit everyone even a wheelchair/pushchair friendly track. Great examples of Matai, kahikatea, totara etc Great bird life kereru, korimako, piwakawaka etc

2  Thank Brosallan
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

There's something very special about Peel Forest, I've visited here twice and always feel so relaxed and happy when walking around the various walking tracks. A great place for a day out with the family, plenty of space for a picnic. Not sure if dogs...More

1  Thank kiakaha7
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Went here with our youngest son (Lewis) and his new wife (Gabriele), now I'm not saying that the walk was difficult to get to see The Big Tree, but you are given 2 trails to reach it a) The Normal Trail & b) The Disabled...More

Thank peran1
Reviewed 22 February 2016

You need to call at the store en-route to book into the DOC campground (there are powered sites). It's a beautiful site, like a park land. There is a kitchen and there are showers, all of which were very clean. From the site we walked...More

2  Thank Both-like-travelling
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