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.
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.
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Exclusive chauffeured / guided off-road Lord of the Rings and Custom Made tours from Christchurch. One day to six weeks throughout the Southern Alps and South Island. Friendly experienced hosts, small groups (Min 2-max 8). Magnificent views guaranteed, no crowds or coaches, unlimited photo stops, homemade refreshments and meals, homely Kiwi accommodation. We also offer Mountain Bike and Self-Drive Tours.
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!
Mobile-friendly - 3 minute walk to thermal pools. Range of modern motel units with excellent facilities, all fully self-contained and serviced daily. Queen-size beds, Sky TV with FreeView TV/DVD. Free unlimited WiFi, complimentary towels for thermal pools, morning paper. Guest laundry available. Continental breakfast available. BBQ area. Access unit. Friendly hosts will help make your stay a great experience in Hanmer Springs.
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.
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 - Aspen Lodge Motel is an easy four minute walk to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and the many village centre attractions. Enjoy the quiet and peaceful surroundings from one of our 12 luxurious self-contained, modern spacious units. Complementary Wi-fi. Relax in the heart of Hanmer Springs and enjoy the alpine atmosphere, yet still remain close to all recreational amenities.
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.
Mobile-friendly - 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 - Chauffeurnz.com specialises in transport for the South Island of New Zealand. We are committed to providing ultimate comfort private chauffeur services to meet each client's unique requirements while on holiday or corporate transfers. If you would like to be privately chauffeured in the luxury of Lexus sedans and Mercedes Benz mini vans we are the transport business for you.
Len and Maree invite you to relax in our luxury accommodation in Hanmer Springs. "Cheltenham House", a bed and breakfast with a thoughtful mix of comfort and traditional elegance, and "2 on Rutherford", a new self-contained villa, are just 200 and 300 metres respectively from the renowned Thermal Pools, shops, restaurants and forest walks.
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 - 5 star Qualmark boutique apartments are designed to cater for leisure and business traveler. Function Room for hire. Some apartments with spas. Lift to upper levels Access unit available. Outdoor heated pool and spa.
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.
Our horses are hand selected for their quiet temperaments and sweet natures. We look forward to introducing them to you when you ride at Hanmer Horse Treks! Our short haul treks are our most popular experience at Hanmer Horse Treks. Whether its one or two hours let us show you a touch of Hanmer on horseback. Great trekking locations.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
The Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre is the place to book your adventure activities. Summer or winter, you'll find plenty to do, whatever your age or taste. For the best fun you can have in two hours, try our Quad Bike Tours. Just browse through our site to see the fantastic choice of outdoor activities available in the area!
Hanmer Springs Attractions is a one-stop adventure shop, situated on the main road into Hanmer Springs overlooking the river and ferry bridge. Something for everybody: Bungy jumping, Jetboating, River rafting, Quad biking, Canoes, Kids quads, Paintball, Claybird shooting - All combined with a licensed cafe offering light refreshments and a souvenir gift shop overlooking river.
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.
Immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor sauna and natural bathing experience and take in the views of the river and surrounding mountains in the National Park. Stay, camp or visit for the day. Winner of the 2018 Global Luxury Spa Awards for Best Luxury Mineral Springs in New Zealand and Best Luxury Eco Spa in Australasia.
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. Pet friendly. Mid-week winter rates from June - August. Motel Units, Cabins, Powered sites and Tent sites available.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
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Under A Celtic Moon
An evening with Scottish born Celtic Soul Blues siren Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell who once again dons the mantle of Madame Tragedie to host and deliver an evening of top shelf Acoustic Classic & Country ...
Where: Church of the Epiphany, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: 33 Jollies Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019
Time to renew and relax? Enjoy a weekend of yoga, massage and hotsprings. Includes: - 2 nights at Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre (bring your own linen/sleeping bag/duvet, pillow, toiletries) - Yoga Sat/Sun ...
Where: Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
Address: Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui
From: 8:00pm on Friday 14th June 2019
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 16th June 2019
Hanmer Springs Fete
Hanmer Springs Fete is set to become North Canterbury's finest shopping event. 2019 marks our first year and we welcome you to join us in the heart or North Canterbury to enjoy the stunning historic Queen Mary Hospital ...
Where: Queen Mary Hospital Grounds, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury
Address: 1 Jacks Pass Road
From: 10:00am on Friday 1st November 2019
To: 4:00pm on Friday 1st November 2019