Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs

(4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Hanmer Springs attractions like Hanmer Forest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Although the weather wasn't great, this area was ideal for a walk and the amount of birds we saw made it even better. There are so many paths you could spend all day just strolling. 
  • It is an easy walk .you walk in the forest. You can learn the trees name. There are lot of walks in Hanmer Spring. Just go to the I site and they will give you the map. 
  • There are a number of walks in the area and all are on a map obtainable from the tourist centre near the thermal springs. It is best to check with them as when we were there a couple were closed due t...  more »