Springs is a beautiful alpine village blessed with a unique style of its
own. A picturesque river snakes through a broad alluvial valley nestled
amongst snowcapped mountains only 90 minutes north of Christchurch.
Located in an active thermal region, Hanmer Springs has long been a popular
holiday and conference destination for locals and overseas visitors alike.
and snowboarding in winter, the Hanmer
Springs Ski Area (formerly Amuri Ski Field) on Mount St.
Patrick is an easy 45-minute drive away.
Hanmer Springs has a great selection of pubs and eateries to choose from. There are many cafes,
both takeaways and dine-in. And the local restaurants serve up a wide variety of traditional and
a la carte cuisine for prices that can meet any budget.
There is accommodation in Hanmer Springs designed to suit all tastes.
Everything from camping and cabins, to backpackers, bed and breakfasts, holiday homes, motels, hotels and luxury lodges.
There's an even greater variety of peaceful outdoor activities to indulge
in.You can relax in the famous thermal pools complex with its health and
fitness centre. Why not have a game of golf on the beautiful 18 hole course
next to town? Or, if you don't feel up to that, play a round of mini golf
To get a really uplifting view of the town and area, take a scenic helicopter or airplane flight.
Or have a look from ground level with a forest or bush walk on one of the many local trails.
You can also have a game of squash, tennis, or indulge yourself in any
number of relaxing pastimes. Festivals, markets and events
are scheduled throughout the year to enhance your stay.