Hanmer Springs

Sprinkled with cute cafes and boutique shops, plentiful accommodation options and a fantastic range of outdoor and family activities, Hanmer Springs Alpine Village makes for a great holiday destination. From skiing and hot pools, to forest walks and white water rafting, Hanmer Springs is a diverse destination in any season.

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Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs has a large selection of accommodation options, including B&Bs, farmstays, motels, hotels, holiday parks, backpackers, apartments and a wide range of holiday homes for hire.

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Hanmer Springs

Famous for its superb thermal pools Hanmer Springs is a year-round, all-purpose destination; whether you’re seeking a fun family holiday, a romantic break or an alpine adventure.

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About Hanmer Springs

Its proximity to mountains, rivers and natural hot springs makes Hanmer Springs an attractive vacation destination at any time of year.

The nearby Waiau River offers numerous water-based activities, including jet boating, fishing and rafting. The surrounding hills and mountains provide hunting, mountain biking, 4-wheel-driving and hiking, as well as skiing at Mt Lyford or Hanmer Springs Ski Area. Bungy-jumping, mini-golf, horse-riding, farm tours… the list of Hanmer Springs activities goes on...

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How do you get to Hanmer Springs?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Hanmer Springs doesn't have its own commercial airport. However, it is located just a picturesque 90 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport, along the Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Hanmer Springs village.
  • Travel by Bus
    • A limited number of reliable tour companies offer transport to Hanmer Springs from Christchurch. Some national bus networks include Hanmer Springs on their tour itineraries.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • Hanmer Springs does not offer any car rental or motorhome hire outlets. Visitors are advised to arrange their rental transport at one of the area's larger hubs before arriving in Hanmer Springs.