Lock 30 October into your diary now. That’s to be sure you don’t miss the Hanmer Springs Fête in the grounds of the historic Queen Mary Hospital.
The inaugural fête in 2019 saw 2000 people come through the gates from all over the country and even from Australia.
One hundred and fifty exhibitors will showcase their amazing products.
Take along your appetite as well as your Christmas shopping list – there are some incredible food vendors this year.
The organisers have worked really hard at creating a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere for the fête with high quality artisan suppliers and excellent entertainment, to ensure you get the most out of the day. Make this more than a day trip though – stay and play for the whole weekend!
You can buy tickets on the website – www.hanmerspringsfete.co.nz – or at the gate on the day. Pre-purchasing tickets avoids queuing and you will go in the draw to win an epic Hanmer Springs hamper.
Heading to the Hanmer Springs Fete this November? Stop for a bite to eat and something sweet at Boulder Burgers, Hanmer’s ‘50s-inspired, American-style burger bar in the heart of the recently established Boulder Precinct.
Step back in time and enjoy the ambience of an American diner-style burger bar, complete with good ol’ 1950s cartoons and rock ‘n’ roll courtesy of the Wurlitzer jukebox, or relax in the sun outside with their outdoor furniture and a stunning view of the surrounding hills.
Burger buns (fresh from Hanmer Bakery daily) are loaded with all the gourmet goodness; fresh meat patties made by hand, house-made mayonnaise, relishes and other tasty condiments, salad and more. Take the Big Boulder for example; a mouthwatering combination of double beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, beetroot, red onion, pickles, aioli and tomato jam.
Or how about the Boulder Brunch – bacon, hash brown, avocado, free range egg, lettuce, aioli and tomato jam… it’s sure to get your taste buds tingling.
Room for more? Be tempted by their delicious loaded dog or loaded fries – smothered with bacon, cheese sauce, sweet chilli and sour cream, they’re the ultimate foodie favourite.
Finish off with a sweet treat – you’ll be spoilt for choice with their impressive range of delightfully devourable sundaes, shakes, splits and floats.
Find Boulder Burgers at 8 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs, open from 11am daily. Phone 03 315 5104 and check out their menu online at www.boulderburgers.co.nz.
Situated right on our doorstep, Hanmer Springs is known as New Zealand’s Alpine Spa Village, attracting adrenalin-lovers from at home and across the globe.
Each apartment at Clear Ridge Apartments is self-contained and appointed to high standards, with restaurants and cafés nearby, and the golf course is just across the road.
Whether you’re flying solo, travelling as a couple or family, Clear Ridge Apartments has the suite to suit. Each apartment (either one or two bedrooms) is fully self-contained. Eat in or out with restaurants and cafés only a minute or two away.
Some apartments have spas and there’s an outdoor heated pool and spa as well, as well as lift access to first and second levels for convenience.
If you’re travelling for work, they also have a boardroom and the team can arrange catering and meeting support.
Situated on Jacks Pass Road, the apartments are just a two-minute walk from the thermal pools and village centre.
So, whether you’re into action and adventure sports, or enjoy relaxing, this is the perfect holiday destination for that much-needed break away.
There are always plenty of events on the go and a highlight in November is the popular Hanmer Springs Fête on Friday 1 November, walking distance from the apartments.
Experienced hosts Rosie and Steve McFarlane say accommodation is booking up fast for the fête weekend and summer months, but they look forward to discussing travel options with you today, so phone 03 315 5144 or visit www.clearridge.co.nz.
Hanmer Springs Fête is set to be North Canterbury’s newest and finest shopping event, so start planning your girl’s trip now!
Enjoy the stunning historic Queen Mary Hospital grounds as you peruse more than 130 carefully curated stalls from across New Zealand.
Get your Christmas shopping sorted with this incredible range of creators offering everything from homewares, plants and gifts to clothing for you and your little people. Then take a break from all that retail therapy and head to the Queen Mary Gin Lawn for some fabulous food, gin cocktails and the sweet beats of Christchurch’s own iconic Topia Duo!
Use this as the perfect excuse to take a day trip or even better, a weekend getaway to Hanmer Springs. This awesome little resort town has plenty to offer to take you right through the weekend – kick it off with this fabulous day of shopping, food and indulgence!
Head to www.hanmerspringsfete.co.nz for tickets and event information.
For the ultimate luxurious getaway, set in the heart of beautiful Hanmer Springs, one simply cannot overlook Village Lake Apartments, where exceptional hospitality awaits.
Their modern spacious apartments are the perfect place for any occasion, whether a romantic getaway, family escape or even a corporate meeting.
Village Lake Apartments provides you with luxury and refinement which is second to none. All apartments feature a fully self-contained kitchen, full laundry facilities, spa bath, under floor heating and gas fire. Comfort is prominent, with new luxurious beds in all the apartments ensuring the best night’s sleep, and stylish décor to match. Village Lake Apartments truly has a ‘home away from home’ vibe.
Within a few minutes’ walk of the Hanmer Thermal Pools and other local amenities, Village Lake Apartments, which is a Gold Sponsor of the popular Hanmer Springs Fête, should be the only choice for those wanting the best.