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Hanmer Forest Park walking tracks

Track category

Walking track

Time:  

Range from 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr 30 min return

Description

Not all these walks are managed by DOC, but are included here to provide the full range of recreational opportunities in Hanmer.  

Conical Hill-Majuba-Woodland Walk

Time: 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr return

This loop walk links three tracks with good spots for picnicking on the way. These tracks are separately described under short walks and are of an easy grade.

Upper Dog Stream Track – Jolliffe Saddle Track 

Time: 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr 30 min return

This walk begins 1 km up Jollies Pass Rd and meets the Nature Trail and Waterfall Track. Start at Jollies Pass Rd car park, cross the foot bridge at the picnic area and follow Dog Stream Track. Continue walking upstream to Jolliffe Saddle and climb over the saddle. The downhill Timberlands Trail connects with Woodland Walk. This links back to the picnic area. Timberlands Trail passes through Pinus radiata that was replanted in 1993.

Forest Journey 

Time: 1 hr 30 min return

Follow Forest Walk to Mansfield Rd, then continue down an avenue of birch and poplar trees. Wander through stands of poplar, pines and larch, and cross a footbridge before emerging at the nurseryman’s cottage site. Cross another footbridge and Mansfield Rd, then through 1927 macrocarpa plantings and past a pond fringed by old oaks. Emerge out onto Mansfield Rd and follow it to Dawsons Drive on the left.

Trial plantings lining this drive include cedar, redwood (coastal and giant) and cypress. After 5 - 10 minutes turn right into Old Coach Rd and then left at the walking track again. 1904 plantings of larch and Ponderosa pine are also here. Turn left and follow the track along Jollies Pass Road back to the car park. 

Getting there

Hanmer Springs, at an altitude of 385 metres, is 135 kilometres north of Christchurch, off Lewis Pass Highway.

 

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Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 318 9211
Address:   State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
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