Hanmer Springs Attractions and Activities
Come and have the dream holiday with Hanmer Springs attractions and activities – located in the northern Canterbury region it is a mere 110km north of Christchurch. Known for its natural hot springs, Hanmer Springs is a tranquil resort town hidden away in a breathing-taking high country valley boasting many outdoor adrenaline-pumping activities. Unwind and relax soaking in the thermal waters after a thrilling day enjoying Hanmer Springs' many other activities. There are certainly attractions for every holiday maker in Hanmer Springs – from families, to the thrill seeking backpacker, to the nature loving hiker, to the peace-loving retiree. more
While Hanmer Springs is famous for its hot-water springs, it is so much more than that – the town boasts skiing, exhilarating 4WD quad biking, hair-raising bungee jumping, alpine horse trekking, trout fishing, white-water rafting, scenic cycling tours, spectacular mountainous hiking and everything from an 18-hole golf course to an 18-holed gold-rush themed adventure mini golf course. With Hanmer Springs you have the perfect blend of the surreal landscapes, relaxing thermal springs and heart-stopping outdoor adventures.
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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 - 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!
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.
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 hot pools are in the heart of the Alpine Village of Hanmer Springs. Also featuring our stunning new health and beauty spa.
Maruia Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot spring, day spa and wellness destination tucked among snow-capped Southern Alps on the picturesque Lewis Pass National Reserve. Instantly feel connected to the mountainous landscape and nature surrounding you whilst relaxing in natural geothermal mineral pools, nourish your soul with organic food, relax your body & mind in our daily wellness classes.
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