Hanmer Springs

Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury


  • Thermal pools and spa
  • Outdoor adventure activities
  • Skiing and snowboarding in winter


Best known for its natural hot pools and stunning landscapes, Hanmer Springs is a picturesque alpine village 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch.

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The resort town of Hanmer Springs is an attractive year-round holiday destination for adventure, relaxation and indulgence. Surrounded by dramatic mountains and towering forests, this charming town has a main street filled with boutique shops, cafes and eateries.

Adventure activities will immerse you in the wild beauty of Hanmer. Go forest hiking, mountain biking, horse trekking, bungy jumping, jet boating or, in winter, hit the slopes and go skiing. Once you've caught your breath, you might enjoy a leisure round of golf.

Don’t miss the iconic Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa where you can soak in naturally heated, mineral-filled waters or treat yourself to a range of indulgent spa therapies. The family fun area is complete with hydroslides and the South Island’s only aquatic thrill ride, the Super Bowl.

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