150 reasons to visit Hurunui

The ultimate list of reasons to visit North Canterbury’s Hurunui region is here. The hot pools and Hanmer village are obvious destinations, but there are also other treasures to discover. Visit Hurunui launched an online campaign in April and called on local tourism operators, residents and visitors to share their favourite reasons for visiting one […]

Escape this winter

Winter is usually the time of year we hunker down, stay in, and enjoy the comforts of home. But only a short drive from Christchurch awaits a home away from home, perfect for a little winter escape. Hanmer Springs is a delight to visit all year round, but there is something special about the quaint […]

Settle for awhile: Settlers Boutique Motel

The country is opening up again to international tourists and Hanmer Springs is a drawcard for visitors and locals alike. The thermal resort town is a gem in the tourism crown and launched its inaugural Alpine Winter Festival in 2021. The event is on again this year, from 1-31 July. Local moteliers Sue and Brett […]

Honeymoon in Hanmer: Clear Ridge Apartments

The honeymoon is arguably the best time of any wedding. The stress is gone, the planning is over and its finally time to relax with your new life partner. Make your lovers’ sanctuary Clear Ridge Apartments in the hotspot, Hanmer Springs. The sought-after accommodation sports some of the most refined and luxurious self-contained apartments for […]

Romance springs

Looking for your next romantic getaway? For a quick weekend trip, Hanmer Springs is the perfect escape for some quality time with your sweetheart. There are activities to fill your days with, and the opportunity to relax and soak up some downtime together. Here are a few ideas. Book a couples massage to kick off […]

Hanmer; a hot destination always

Hanmer is well known for its fabulous thermal pool complex where young and old alike can soak for hours on end in any one of many pools that range in temperature from refreshingly cool to devilishly hot. Boasting the longest waterslide in the country and a suite of private pools, visitors can relax, unwind, rejuvenate […]