Prepare to be charmed
Best known for the thermal pools, there is much to see and do in the quaint, beautiful town of Hanmer Springs.
It can’t be missed; the hot pools offer fun, relaxation, and a beautiful setting to spend an afternoon. The mineral-rich, thermal waters are surrounded by native gardens and stunning mountain views, the perfect place to unwind. The water is heated by mother nature and infused with minerals, as well as installed with jets to ease aching muscles. If it’s a bit more fun you’re after, the family area is ready with hydroslides, waterfalls, spouts, and a lazy river.
If you are looking for a thrill, Hanmer Springs has several local businesses that can take care of that. The Hurunui region is a landscape made for adventure, with rugged rivers, mountains, native bush, and forests. With rolling hills and mountain ranges, walks of every size are one of the greatest ways to see the area. Conical Hill is a popular walk and with the stunning views at the top, it is easy to see why. For keen mountain bikers, the St James Cycle Trail is an incredible ride with amazing panoramic views.
From gourmet to takeaway, there are plenty of delicious options for all kinds of dining in Hanmer Springs. If you are late home after a night at the pools or a long drive in, then some take-home pizzas or Thai food are nice and easy options. If dining out, there are offerings of good hearty pub food to tasty Chinese or Indian cuisine. The region also has an abundance of local wineries and cellar doors, so if that sounds like you then be sure to check them out and try a new tipple.
If you are looking for all-out relaxation and ultimate pampering, then a visit to The Spa at Hanmer Springs needs to be top of your list. The luxurious oasis is dedicated to helping guests slow down from the fast pace of everyday life. Massages, body therapies, hot stone, facial therapies, and more are on offer. The team of experts will ensure you walk (or float) out feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.