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.
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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Mobile-friendly - Alpine Adventure Holiday Park is situated 2.5km outside town in a quiet, bush-clad valley at the foot of Jack's Pass, the park is set on the site of an historic staging post. Offering a large range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, the park boasts the best facilities around including a pool, games room, adventure playground, and more.
Mobile-friendly - Hanmer Springs' central mini golf course is located just past the Heritage Hotel and this course has been recently rebuilt with lots of new and exciting holes! This is also your starting point for the Village Cruisers. Families have been enjoying our bikes for 17 years! A fun form of transport to get around Hanmer Springs designed for 4-6 people!
Imagine spending your holiday on one of our exhilarating trail rides in the high country of New Zealand's South Island. Guided horse riding pack trips from two hours to twelve days though the North Canterbury high country. View spectacular scenery: snow-capped mountains, vast river flats, crystal clear lakes and rivers.
Range of warm, affordable accommodation in Canterbury's alpine thermal wonderland. Excellent facilities and close to the village amenities. Alpine Lodge Motel in Hanmer Springs is close to ski fields and a challenging golf course. Breakfasts available. Popular recreational activities available and we are happy to assist. A great area to relax and unwind.
Come solve the mystery of the Lost Temple and be in for lots of surprises along the way, or play our Gold Rush themed 18-hole mini golf course. Ask about group discounts. We are very popular for school camps, birthday parties, corporate challenges, social club events and fundraising. Located just a two-minute drive or five-minute walk from the village centre.
Mobile-friendly - Friendly service and modern motel units. Accommodation at competitive rates in Hanmer Springs. Great location with 18 superior units just a short walk to thermal pools and spa. Family, studio, spa units with super-king, queen and single beds. Wireless broadband. Winter or summer visitors enjoy this alpine village with many attractions. Great destination for an active or relaxing holiday.
Stay a couple days or a whole week in Alpine style chalets - each completely separate with own car park. Enjoy spectacular mountain-views from your chalet, patio or garden seating. Spacious grounds with lawns and bush, children’s play area. Free WiFi, DVD library, BBQ. Get ‘Away From It All’ feeling being only a stroll from Hot Pools and village centre.
Mobile-friendly - Here at Christchurch Touring Company, we specialise in small group tours, luxury charter services, cruise ship excursions and exclusive airport transfers. Our range includes Christchurch City, Canterbury and the surrounding regions – including Kaikoura, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, Hanmer Springs and further afield.
Mobile-friendly - These 5 star Qualmark boutique apartments are designed to cater for leisure and business travellers, including families, couples, groups or the independent traveller. Clear Ridge offers self-contained one or two bedroom luxury deluxe suites. The Apartments offer some of the best views in Hanmer Springs.
Mobile-friendly - Christchurch offers the visitor a wide range of things to do and see. Whether you only have an hour or two, or you have a few days to spend sightseeing, Gold Band Taxis can provide you with a knowledgeable personal tour driver.
Mobile-friendly - Brand new (4 & 1/2 stars+) beautifully appointed, modern two bedroom apartments. Spacious yet affordable luxury. Private patio opens to a huge backyard with fantastic alpine views. Four self contained units, all with ground floor entry. In-house massage available. All non-smoking. FREE WIFI, FREE road bike hire, FREE pool towels, FREE unlimited DVD’s, SKY TV. Access Facilities.
Hanmer Connection operate a convenient daily shuttle service to Hanmer Springs, a small alpine thermal resort approx two hours from Christchurch. Relax and enjoy a full day exploring this popular town or participate in one of the activities available including Thermal Pools. Stops at intermediate points including Christchurch Airport on request. Comfortable vehicles and highly experienced drivers. Bookings essential.
Natural hot springs, alpine lakes, remote fishing camps amidst the spectacular back country or a gentle stroll around the scenic surrounds of Hanmer Springs village…our gentle llamas will carry everything from a picnic to a fully stocked camp making it possible for everyone. Fully guided one day to multi day llama treks open up a world of possibilities.
Mobile-friendly - Since 1859 the thermal pools of Hanmer Springs, New Zealand, have attracted visitors seeking to relax, unwind and ease their aches and pains in the soothing mineral waters. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, the mineral springs and hot pools are in the heart of the Alpine Village of Hanmer Springs. Also featuring our stunning new health and beauty spa.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to the Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday park. We offer a range of accommodation including studio motels, two bedroom motels, self-contained and standard units, cabins, powered sites for motor homes and caravans, and unpowered sites. Come stay with us when visiting the thermal wonderland of Hanmer Springs. An easy drive to alpine areas with excellent facilities and friendly hosts.
Mobile-friendly - Situated in the glorious alpine setting of Hanmer Springs, and just a 90-minute drive north of Christchurch, this unique accommodation spa resort is the perfect place for relaxation and replenishment. The elegant Isobel's Restaurant overlooks the outdoor patio and gardens which are also home to tennis and petanque courts plus an outdoor swimming pool.
Mobile-friendly - Oyster NZ offers a comprehensive list for the accessible needs of a traveller - accommodation, activities, transport (adaptive vehicle hire, specialist taxis, care hire) and tours, hire equipment, accessible walks, useful links i.e. accessible maps for major towns, pharmacies and lots of other useful links.
This romantic self-contained cottage with two large bedrooms is superbly furnished for your exclusive use to explore the region. Enjoy the views from the heated swimming pool and tour the working sheep/beef station with the owner. Ideal for a family. Dinner is also available for those who pre-book as an extra. Gluten-free available, cooked by renowned cookbook author, Antoinette Savill.
Quiet family holiday park in Hanmer Springs. Situated 600 metres from village centre and Thermal Reserve, adjacent to golf course and tennis courts. Spacious power and tent sites surrounded by native gardens. Spectacular mountain views. Mini-golf within the park. Mid-week winter rates from June - August. Motel Units, Cabins, Powered sites and Tent sites available.
A new alpine temptation for the luxury traveller, Select Braemar Lodge & Spa is our luxury lodge in Hanmer Springs with sweeping views across the Hanmer Basin and surrounding mountains. Our luxury Hanmer Springs lodge is the first luxury lodge to open in the Alpine Pacific Triangle, offering unparalleled levels of service, comfort and style.
New, luxury Hanmer Springs motel accommodation carefully designed for your comfort and privacy. Relaxing decor, quality fittings and furnishings. An easy stroll to the thermal reserve and pools, health and fitness centre, shops, cafes and other attractions of Hanmer Springs village. Located in lovely tranquil surroundings with no street or traffic noise.
Mobile-friendly - Come enjoy warm, affordable accommodation in the thermal wonderland of the South - Hanmer Springs. Range of sunny units designed with you in mind. All units are smokefree, with fully equipped kitchen, shower, phone, free Wi-Fi, Sky TV, DVD players in all units, heating and electric blankets. Friendly hosts keen to assist.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury and style in the heart of the alpine village with beautifully comfortable beds and glorious alpine-views. The perfect place for couples to relax and recharge. Stroll to restaurants, cafes, shops, thermal-pools and other attractions in the village. Qualmark 5 star rated. 2016 Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence Finalist, 2016 Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Winner, 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Winner.
Mobile-friendly - Explore the unknown on board our inflatable Canoes. This full day, fully guided excursion down a beautiful alpine river includes a picnic lunch and a return by jetboat to your point of departure. Travel over grade 2 water, offering a mix of moderate white water thrills and relaxation. Perfect for couples, groups or families.
Share a lifetime of fly fishing experience with one of New Zealand's most experienced and renowned fishing guides. Tony would love to guide you on your next visit to New Zealand, joining in your pursuit of some of the classiest wild brown trout in the world on the wonderful rivers in the northern regions of the South Island.
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Hanmer Springs 4 & 8 Hour MTB Race
This is an annual event. The race can be entered individually or in teams of up to 4 people. This event is fantastic for all the family and great for school teams. Race day brings a great atmosphere with our Super ...
Where: Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: 243 Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
From: 8:30am on Saturday 18th March 2017
To: 5:30pm on Saturday 18th March 2017
Hanmer 4 Sqaure Half Marathon, 10km and 5km
The Hanmer 4 Square Half Marathon, 10km and 5km has been taking place in Hanmer Springs for over 20 years. The event is popular with family, friends and corporate groups. The Half Marathon and 10km begin at The Domain ...
Where: Hanmer Springs Sports Pavilion, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
From: 9:30am on Saturday 6th May 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 6th May 2017
The Old Forest Hanmer 100
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: 11:00am on Friday 19th May 2017
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 20th May 2017
Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge
Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge has been running for over 20 years. The duathlon takes place in the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs 130km NW of Christchurch. The course involves 8km, 1000m ascent mountain ...
Where: Hanmer Springs Domain, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Jacks Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
From: 9:30am on Saturday 27th May 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 27th May 2017