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Conical Hill

Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Worth the walk!

An enjoyable, gently sloping walk up the hill. A great view your reward at the end. Takes about 20... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah W
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Wangaratta, Australia
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Brisk Morning Walk

If you get to Hanmer Springs would recommend walking up Conical Hill. It’s about 1/2 hr switch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wanderingwedging
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“great walk” (39 reviews)
“easy walk” (29 reviews)
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Hanmer Forest, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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"worth the climb"
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"enjoyable walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enjoyable, gently sloping walk up the hill. A great view your reward at the end. Takes about 20 mins each way. Even though we went on an overcast day, it was still worth the walk

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you get to Hanmer Springs would recommend walking up Conical Hill. It’s about 1/2 hr switch backing walking through pine Forrest. You you a great View of the valley & town from top. We took the Majuba track on the way down through to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk up through forest to an excellent lookout - paths are well maintained and good footing - average fitness an advantage

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love heading up conical hill, the bush walk is great, especially if you go up the back of the hill. The view is different every time and much better than a 30 minute walk deserves!!!

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

For the first time in nearly 20 years we walked up to the top and around Conical Hill. I regret not having done it sooner as the views walking up were fantastic. From the top and around the shelter they were spectacular. A must for...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a good walk out up to the observation near the top. Views are a bit obscured by trees, and the walk up is a zigzag through the trees with only occasional glimpses. Not hard, but a bit of exercise. There are lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk. Takes about an hour with plenty of time to take in the views at the top. We did it with our baby in a stroller which was possible but a little tough due to the incline and terrain, would recommend a sling next...More

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My husband and I did the walk up to Conical Hill. Great track, peaceful and you were surrounded in huge pine trees and many other species of trees and plantation. Absolutely amazing views from the top looking down towards the township of Hanmer. We had...More

Thank Jane A
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Nice for families or an after dinner stroll. Trailhead is roughly 1/4 mile from the town center. The trail is a switchback on a gentle grade beneath pine trees providing shade all the way to the top. Clean/well-maintained trail comfortably accommodates four to five people...More

Thank Sean K
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

You don’t need to put in a lot of effort to get up Conical Hill but you get a great view when you get up there. Well worth the small amount of effort.

Thank Penny W
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lmcarby
24 February 2018|
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Response from Beachbuoynz | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be looking at a Giant fir (over 50 metres Tall). there are also Western Hemlock, Lawson's Cypress, Japanese Cypress, Atlas Cedar and Laburnum, Ponderosa Pine(over 40 metres),and Douglas Fir. On the flat in... More
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