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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  • So, I’m certainly glad we went on this ride, but Easy Rider was a stretch for my 7 year old’s abilities. Do not expect only gradual, easy grades. Much of it is single track, you would not be able to f...  more »
  • Though it is mainly evergreen there are still lots of Autumn colours. Good walking tracks of varying lengths, all easy - mostly flat. Good mountain biking tracks separate from the walking ones. Very p...  more »
  • The Forest has wonderful varieties of trees from Europe, USA and NZ. There are old growth and new. The paths cater for everyone, walkers, horses and cyclists. The trails offer a great variety of diffe...  more »
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