Forest Walk

Forest Walk

Hanmer Forest


4 Rankers Reviews

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18 Hanmer Springs

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Hanmer Forest


Time: 1 hr return

Begin 1 km along Jollies Pass Road. The walk threads its way through some of the oldest stands in the forest with a variety of exotic conifers and broadleaf species. Understories of sycamore, oak, silver birch, and rowan provide a colourful display in autumn.


Feature Value Info


DOC Canterbury

Central government organisation


South IslandCanterburyHanmer Springs


  • Walking
  • Free


Babs Muelink's avatar

Babs Muelink


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk, track and everything is so clean, no rubbish.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Fred Saunders

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A good easy track for all age walkers which takes in forest and open space with lakes to see ducks etc. Time approx 45mins.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Mark's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful relaxing walk through pine forests. Many varied paths can take hours if you wish. Some tracks over 6 km.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2011

Sim's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Nice easy walk especially good if you have small children like we did.Lovely views as well.Recommended for familys looking for a not too hard walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick

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