This charismatic alpine town is bustling with outdoor activities. Accessed via the Waipara Winery region from Christchurch or the Lewis Pass from the West Coast. Walking and cycle trails, quad biking and jet boating are popular in the village. You can even enjoy a bungy jump as you head into Hanmer Springs for a bit of high octane outdoor adventure! Perhaps a picturesque round of golf or a visit to the famed Hanmer Thermal Reserve – a highly recommended and award-winning complex.
If you're looking to really relax, treat yourself at their popular Spa. Take a walk up Conical Hill for great views over the village and into the Valley behind. An early morning walk through the domain behind the village is a great way to begin your day at Hanmer Springs. Mountain biking is a popular recreational activity through the Hanmer Forest region. An easy walk on Waterfall track will reward you with a cool-off (yes, you can stand under the waterfall on a great summer’s day!) A very popular resort location for locals enjoying their National holidays but there’s plenty of room in the pools for everyone – hot, spa, cool, children's area as well as the popular Hydro-slide.
A beautiful village shopping complex and a bustling Cafe culture makes Hanmer Springs a delightful spot to stopover linking the North Canterbury and West Coast regions