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Hanmer Springs

Canterbury - Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Hanmer Springs is a small alpine resort town in the Canterbury 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 in Hanmer Springs or other adventurous activities like 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 other heart-stopping activities in Hanmer Springs 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 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.

But with Hanmer Springs' many activities and adventures it is most famous and sought after for its stunning natural hot springs and day spas

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Foundations for Inner Peace

From: Fri 16th Nov 2018

The outer world may seem full of noise and activity yet you have a very still Inner Beingness, that part of you that is as still as a calm lake, always remains. Join Marina Locke and special guest Kavita Parshotam in ...

Where: Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 3:30pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

From: Wed 26th Dec 2018

Prenatal Yoga is about nurturing the Mother aspect. In pregnancy, a woman is immersed in the creative energies. It is important to acknowledge and honour this. Knowing how to modify yoga for pregnancy (and postnatal) ...

Where: Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th December 2018
To: 2:00pm on Monday 31st December 2018

The Frank Burkitt Band

Sat 12th Jan 2019

The Frank Burkitt Band visit Hanmer Springs for the first time as part of their 30 date 'Lost but Alive' NZ Tour. This will be a special intimate gig in the beautiful acoustic surroundings of the Anglican ...

Where: Church of the Epiphany, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: 33 Jollies Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

From: 6:00pm on Saturday 12th January 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 12th January 2019

The Great Southern Alps Miler - Beardies Beat

From: Fri 18th Jan 2019

NZ's newest miler "adventure mountain-run" and possibly the most sublime landscapes of all NZ races, with multiple river crossings, an average altitude of 850m (highest point just over 1300m) and several short sections ...

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

From: 7:00am on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

The James Macpac Alpine Adventure Race

Sat 19th Jan 2019

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

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

From: 8:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

The James Ground Effect Pony Express

Sat 19th Jan 2019

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, on a blend of old 4x4 ...

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

From: 9:30am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

The James Macpac Mountainman

Sat 19th Jan 2019

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 19th January 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

The James Ground Effect MTB Epic

Sat 19th Jan 2019

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: 8:30am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 7:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

The James Stampede Ultra Mountain Run

Sat 19th Jan 2019

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 19th January 2019
To: 7:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

The James High Country 100

Sat 19th Jan 2019

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 19th January 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

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