Hanmer Springs Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Hanmer Springs

Unwind at the spa town of Hanmer Springs A 90-minute drive from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is a resort town in the Canterbury region of the South Island....

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An iconic destination for travellers, Te Puia is a thermal reserve and is home to some 500 hot springs....

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Wairau River Road, Hanmer Springs


Weekend Getaways from Hanmer Springs  

Christchurch - the largest city in South Island was my final destination. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck Christchurch in 2011, causing severe damage to the entire city. Thus, most parts of this city are now under restoration and there is not much to explore here as of now. I spent the evening with my Stray friends, discussing the highlights of the trip and bidding final adieus over dinner and drinks.In a nutshell...With 150kms of walking and hiking over 2 weeks, temperatures ranging from -2 to +21 degrees Celsius, mesmerising landscapes draped in autumn colours, bungy jumping, sky-diving and hitchhiking for the very first time and loads of strangers who turned friends - solo backpacking in the land of fern-trees, mountains, kiwis and sheep was one hell of an adventure. I must admit that I am totally in love with this country and is truly the best country, of the 18 countries I have visited so far.


About Hanmer Springs

A 90-minute drive from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is a resort town in the Canterbury region of the South Island. Two shuttle buses take travellers from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs and back. Things to do in this part of New Zealand include a plethora of adventure activities but the small town is best known for the soothing sulphur pools and the luxurious spa treatments in the resorts of the region. The mineral water of the region has attracted people to this corner of the globe for over a hundred years and the sulphur pools were awarded the 'Best Visitor Attraction' for three consecutive years from 2004 to 2006.

Best Time To Visit Hanmer Springs

Best time to visit Hanmer Springs is from February to June and from September to November
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