Winter wonderland

Shopping, spas, skiing – Hanmer Springs is within easy reach of Christchurch, offering all of the aforesaid activities and much more.

Just 90 minutes from central Christchurch, this alpine village is an all-year-round destination, whether it’s for a day, a weekend, or a longer break.

Surrounded by dramatic mountains and towering forests, this charming resort town has a main street filled with boutique shops, cafés, and eateries, while entrepreneurial operators offer a wide range of activities to keep all ages occupied.
Adventure activities will immerse you in the wild beauty of Hanmer. Go forest hiking, mountain biking, horse trekking, bungy jumping, jet boating or, in winter, hit the slopes and go skiing. Once you’ve caught your breath, you might enjoy a leisurely round of golf, a stroll through the boutique shops, or a spot of relaxation with a spa treatment.

Accommodation ranges from luxury to DIY options.

Close to Hanmer village – just 17km away – is the Hanmer Springs Ski Area, worth a visit if only for the amazing 360 degree views.

A club field, it includes a cosy, heated day lodge, complete with gas stoves and ovens, toasted sandwich machines, tea and coffee for your convenience when you want a relaxing break. Ski and snowboard hire, and suitable outerwear is available in the village.

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