Hangin’ round Hanmer

Deemed a resort town, Hanmer Springs is the perfect place to get one final weekend away before the year kicks into full swing. Situated in North Canterbury, less than two hours away, the bustling location has a little bit of everything for everyone. We’ve put together a list of must-dos in the tiny hotspot, so you don’t miss out on anything.



The town is most commonly known for its natural hot pools; it would be silly to give the star attraction a miss. The Hanmer Spings Thermal pools and spas is a year-round option, as there are also cold pools for the warmer months.

While it’s certainly not for everyone, some take great joy in throwing themselves from large heights. Jumping off the historic Ferry Bridge and free falling for 35 metres above a surging river, is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You have the above options of both swimming and swinging around water, speeding down the Waiau is a third option. Take in the alpine landscapes in a whole new way as you travel along the river with the jetboat adventure tour.


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