The picturesque alpine resort of Hanmer Springs lies on the Hanmer Plain in the Hurunui region of North Canterbury. Hanmer Springs enjoys a magnificent setting, surrounded by mountains, and is one of New Zealand's best loved spa resorts. The town's lovely outdoor thermal pools are the perfect place to relax after a day's busy sightseeing, or enjoy one of the resort's therapeutic treatments.

Adventure lovers are spoilt for choice in Hanmer Springs, with a host of activities that includes hiking, trout fishing, hunting, bungy jumping, canyoning, rafting, horse trekking and mountain biking. Jetboating is popular on the nearby Waiau and Clarence Rivers, and there is skiing and snowboarding at the Hanmer Springs ski area during winter. You can also enjoy a scenic helicopter flight or a 4WD tour to a high country sheep station. Walkers will find some pleasant trails east of the village through Hanmer Forest Park – one of the country's oldest exotic forests.

Geographic Location

On the Hanmer Plain, 70km southeast of Lewis Pass




Summer: 24 - 26°C
Winter: 8 - 10°C

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