Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs

4.8
#3 of 7 in Parks in Hanmer Springs
Immerse yourself in nature at Hanmer Forest, a conservation area covering 13,000 hectares (32123.7 acres) of both indigenous and exotic trees, overlooked by mountains. Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the carefully maintained paths that crisscross the forest, keeping an eye out for the abundant avian wildlife that populate the trees. Adventurous types can tackle hiking trails that climb past tumbling waterfalls and into the alpine zone, or take to the designated mountain bike trails and downhill biking routes. Don't forget to bring sturdy footwear with you if heading up a mountainous route. To visit Hanmer Forest and get the most from your holiday in Hanmer Springs, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hanmer Springs trip maker .
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  • A short visit due to wet weather. Thick forest with tall trees. Interesting walks and creek crossings. Good photo opportunities.  more »
  • The forest area is a really nice area to walk around with stunning views and scenery. The map we purchased from the i-Site was perhaps not quite up to scratch or my navigating has fallen down. Still a...  more »
  • Great mtb tracks catering for all skill levels from beginners to adrenaline junkies. The tracks are well signposted and link with each other. Awesome place!  more »

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