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Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is a small alpine resort town in the Canterbury region about 110km from Christchurch (a 90 minute drive away). Renowned for its therapeutic natural thermal waters for over one hundred years, Hanmer Springs is a hugely popular destination for tourists and locals all year round who come from all around the world to soak and relax in its remedial hot springs.

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The thermal reserve at Hanmer Springs has been developed to include a spa (beauty and spa treatments), large water play area for children, water slides, rockpools and pools of varying temperatures. Conveniently they are open all year round and offer a very welcome and relaxing experience after more strenuous activities such as horse trekking, hiking, mountain biking and skiing (at the nearby Hanmer Springs and Mount Lyford skifields).

The scenic roads and extensive forests around the township can be explored by bike or on foot with many pathways suitable for families with younger children. Older adrenaline seekers can enjoy heart-stopping adventures like bungy jumping, jet boating, kayaking, white-water rafting and 4WD off-road safaris through the surrounding picturesque high country. Alternatively, relish in the natural tranquillity of the area trout fishing or go on a long adventurous hike through the vast mountainous wilderness that Hanmer Springs abuts onto.

Hanmer Springs is nestled in a beautiful high-country valley with endless alpine beauty to the north and west. Crowned by stunning mountain ranges, Hanmer Springs is one of the South Island’s unforgettable jewels. Hanmer Springs is just off Highway 7 – one of only three roads in the South Island cutting through the ranges link east to west. Only a short drive away on Highway 7 is the breathtaking Lewis Pass.

Accommodation in and around Hanmer Springs is plentiful with campgrounds, backpackers, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday home and hotel options. Hanmer Springs can get busy in peak seasons and over school and bank holiday weekends, so book early and pack with unpredictable mountain weather in mind.

Hanmer Springs enjoys relatively low rainfall and high sunshine hours. The average high in summer is a pleasant 22 degrees Celsius and highs in winter average about 11 degrees. If you time it right in the winter, you can enjoy a real treat – soaking in the hot relaxing pools while watching snow peacefully falling around you.

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Hanmer Holiday Homes Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KM Race

Sat 2nd Dec 2017

Situated 90 minutes from Christchurch Hanmer Springs is an alpine village with stunning mountain bike tracks, fabulous walking tracks and great shopping, restaurants and accommodation. In the center of the village is the ...

Where: Hanmer Springs Domain, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Jacks Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 6:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2017

The James Ground Effect Pony Express

Sat 20th Jan 2018

A 65 km MTB adventure race for those looking for the next level of true mountain-biking adventure! Forget what the other's claim, this is true NZ high country and iconic mountain landscapes! All within the ...

Where: St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Tophouse Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 9:30am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018

The James Ground Effect MTB Epic

Sat 20th Jan 2018

A true MTB Epic of just over 100km! What ever greatness other courses claim, you'll probably find it during the Epic! Competitors will climb to just over 1300m with an average altitude well over 800m. The course ...

Where: St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Tophouse Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 8:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018

The James Macpac Mountainman

Sat 20th Jan 2018

St James Mountainsports - MTB-Ultra Running & Multisport all in Real NZ high country and mountain landscapes! NZ's Toughest one day multi-sport race! Looking to step up from C2C or Ironman or just need to go off road ...

Where: St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Tophouse Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 6:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018

The James Homestead Half - High Country Run

Sat 20th Jan 2018

A new event for those wanting an easy introduction to off road adventure running in our awesome high country. Based on the Peters Hill circuit used by the James Macpac multisport races, the Homestead half is an ...

Where: St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Tophouse Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 11:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 20th January 2018

The James Macpac Alpine Adventure Race

Sat 20th Jan 2018

For those wanting to lift their challenge beyond Motatapu or Xterra then there's an Alpine Adventure option for you: - Adventure - 7km Kayak, 65 km MTB & 16.7km cross country run. - Xtreme - 1.5km swim, 65 km MTB & ...

Where: St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Tophouse Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 8:30am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018

The James Stampede Ultra Mountain Run

Sat 20th Jan 2018

A full-on 50km "adventure mountain-run" with multiple river crossings, an average altitude of 850m (highest point just over 1300m) and several short sections with no physical track on the ground e.g. across "the ...

Where: St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Tophouse Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 7:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018

The James High Country 100

Sat 20th Jan 2018

NZ's newest 100km Ultra "adventure mountain-run" with multiple river crossings, an average altitude of 850m (highest point just over 1300m) and several short sections with no physical track on the ground e.g. across "the ...

Where: St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Tophouse Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 5:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018

Songwriters Retreat Hanmer Springs

From: Fri 2nd Feb 2018

Songwriters Retreat in picturesque Hanmer Springs gives you the chance to pursue your songwriting 24/7 in a fully catered, relaxed environment free from all your everyday distractions. Songwriters Retreat lets you put ...

Where: Hanmer Holiday Homes, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury
Address: 37 James St

From: 5:00pm on Friday 2nd February 2018
To: 2:00pm on Tuesday 6th February 2018

The Old Forest Hanmer 100

From: Fri 18th May 2018

Off road-trail Ultra - 50km, 50 miles (80.5 km), 100km and 100 miles (161km). Set on a 10km loop track on the stunning forest tracks within the heritage area of Hanmer Forest. The course runs through many old crop ...

Where: Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: 243 Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 10:00am on Friday 18th May 2018
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 19th May 2018

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