Hanmer Springs is a small alpine town found on New Zealand’s South Island nestled between Christchurch and Kaikoura. Hanmer Springs is a popular NZ tourist attraction and its claim to fame is the unique thermal hot springs that bubble up from deep below the earth’s surface.
Known mostly as a haven for relaxation and pampering, Hanmer Springs also features plenty of other great things to see and do in Hanmer Springs. Whether you wish to relax and unwind in the natural mineral pools, or partake in something a little more extreme, Hanmer has it all. Scenic bush walks; bungy jumping, mountain biking, white water rafting, quad biking and jet boating are some of the most popular extreme activities available. During the winter months Hanmer’s picturesque village and surrounding mountains are cloaked with snow drawing keen skiers and snow boarders to the area. Not only is Hanmer Springs New Zealand’s premier alpine spa destination it is a haven for thrill seeking adventurers looking to lift their spirits surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most stunning alpine scenery.