Heritage Forest Walks : Forest Walk : Forest Journey
Short Walk from the forest entrance on Jollies Pass Rd
- Distance - 500m - 1.1km
- Estimated Time - Return times: 30 mins 60 mins 1.5 hr
These three walks start at Herdmans Avenue across the road from the Hanmer Forest entrance car park. Choose a return loop to suit the time you have. All 3 walks wind their way through stands of tall trees in one of New Zealand’s oldest exotic forests. European larch, Corsican pine, European alder and Norway spruce and Ponderosa Pine were planted in the early 1900s. Understoreys of oak, sycamore and rowan provide a colourful display in autumn. Look out for the information panels along the way. The popular wooden sculptures can be found along the Forest Amble.
These 3 walks start along the same track. The Forest Amble turns left after 15 minutes, with the Forest Walk and Journey continuing together, until the Forest Walk turns left after a further 10 minutes.