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Hanmer Springs

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Hanmer Springs is a small spa resort in the South Island of New Zealand.

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The town is on a spur from Highway 7 between Christchurch and Greymouth/Westport.

There is a daily shuttle bus that operates between Christchurch International Airport and Hanmer Springs.

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The town is small enough to walk around easily.

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  • The town is built around hot springs, called Hanmer Springs. For $18 you can laze in a variety of hot pools, some including smelly sulphur, some filtered which aren't smelly.
  • There are lots of walking trails going through the woods, ranging from flat easy to steep and challenging.
  • Mountain biking is very popular with a great variety of tracks available to purchase from the Hanmer Information point.
  • There are three quad biking tour companies in town available, offering trail rides through the spectacular high country landscape.
  • During winter Hanmer Springs is a popular base for winter sports, with Hanmer Springs Ski Area and Mount Lyford nearby.

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Saints Pizza Cafe (6 Jacks Pass Rd) is a popular local joint, serving up delicious gourmet pizzas, with exotic flavours like Moroccan Lamb and Chicken and Cranberry. They make the toppings and bases themselves, and are a sure hit for sharing.

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Plenty of motels.

  • Heritage Hanmer Springs, 1 Conical Hill Road, +64 3 315-0060, [1]. Four star hotel with self-contained 3-bedroom villas available.  edit


Located in the heart of Hanmer Springs Village you will find the Hanmer Springs i-SITE Visitor Centre. The Hanmer Springs i-SITE Visitor Centre team provides information on Hanmer Springs Village, including Hanmer Springs accommodation, activities and events, and can assist with bookings for your ongoing travels throughout New Zealand.

Address: 40 Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs Village Telephone: +64 3 315-0020 Free Calling Telephone: 0800 442 663 (within New Zealand) Email:

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