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The Top Things to do in Hanmer Springs

The small alpine town of Hanmer Springs is found on New Zealand’s South Island, nestled conveniently between Christchurch and Kaikoura. The unique thermal hot springs that bubble up from deep below the earth’s surface around Hanmer Springs make it a popular place to visit and a haven for relaxation and pampering. Plenty of other great activities are on offer for the not so indulgent traveller; think quad biking, bungy jumping and white water rafting. Whether you wish to relax and unwind in the natural mineral pools or partake in something a little more extreme, Hanmer is a place you are sure to adore. Browse and book things to do in Hanmer Springs right here.

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Hanmer Springs Bungy Jumping
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      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ

      Hanmer Springs is one of the South Island of New Zealand's true gems of relaxation, replete with natural thermal pools, impressive mountainous landscapes and a relaxing atmosphere. As a result, it’s a definite must for those looking for some welcome relief on any NZ road trip.

      Though the region is known mostly for its award-winning thermal pools, there is also plenty more to see and do in this part of the country. We take a look at 10 of the top things to do in Hanmer Springs and surrounds to fill out your travel itinerary to this beautiful part of the South Island below.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

      1. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

      Location: 42 Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs

      The obvious flagship attraction in Hanmer Springs, the Thermal Pools are a definite must-visit, offering a range of idyllic water temperatures and lovely green surrounds that justifies their position atop this Top 10 list.

      The ultimate relaxation hub nestled amongst picturesque natural surrounds, one could easily spend the whole day submerged in the thermal pools' comfortable waters.

      There are a number of ways to experience the pools; there’s a basic pass which will give you access to the outdoor pools, freshwater lap pool and the activity pool.

      The thermal pools in Hanmer Springs are the ultimate relaxation hub set amongst picturesque natural surrounds. One could easily spend the whole day submerged in the these comfortable waters.

      If you upgrade to the Super Pass you can access the sauna for half an hour, choose between a steam or private thermal pool, and have the option of a water slide pass or return entry pass.

      This is a great escape for all ages making an ideal activity for the whole family. If you’re visiting Hanmer Springs be sure to pay a visit to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, you won’t regret it!

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Jet Boat Riding

      2. Jet Boat Riding

      Location: 839 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs

      Zip through the scenic and famous Waiau Gorge with an exhilarating jet boat ride from Hanmer Springs. The 40-minute ride treats passengers to 360-degree spins, slides and splashes. This one is not for the faint-hearted.

      Reaching speeds of up to 90km/h and zooming through narrow gorges and past towering cliffs, the 40 minute ride will give you 360 spins, slides, splashes and more.

      Suitable for children aged between 3 and 13 years, this proves to be the perfect adventure for the whole family.

      Hold on tight for the ride of your life as you blast past natural scenery including the Waiau Gorge and incredible power braking, twists, turns and fishtailing manoeuvres.

      Riders are advised to allow at least an hour to complete the ride with safety briefings and intros conducted before climbing in to the boat.

      All necessary equipment is supplied including life jackets, so riders are only asked to bring along a spare set of clothes to change into if they wish.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Bungy Jumping

      3. Bungy Jumping

      Location:839 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs

      If you’re brave enough to take the leap, Hanmer Springs is one of the best locations in New Zealand to do so.

      Jumping head first off the 135 year old Ferry Bridge, you’ll experience the thrill of bungy jumping combined with beautiful scenery.

      The 35 metre jump towards the flowing river is perfect for adrenaline junkies and those looking to experience the rush of bungy jumping.

      To commemorate your jump you can purchase a photo package of your jump and you’ll receive a complimentary t-shirt and certificate.

      Bungy jumping was born in New Zealand so if you’ve been looking to take the leap then you’re in the right place. If you are brave enough to take the leap, Hanmer Springs is a scenic location.

      The jump only takes 20 minutes to complete and is suitable for children as young as 12 years of age, however jumpers must fit the minimum weight requirement of 35 kilograms.

      Additionally, if you don’t want to take the leap on your own you can sign up for a tandem jump with a friend to share this incredible experience.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - White Water Rafting

      4. White Water Rafting

      Location: 839 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs

      Thrillseekers Adventures also runs white water rafting adventures down Hanmer River. The grade 2 river will provide rafters with a challenging yet fun adventure down the rapids.

      One minute you’ll be calmly drifting down the river and the next you’ll be navigating your paddles along the rocky rapids.

      Again, there is no prior experience necessary as the experienced guides will coach you through the whole experience and will be with you on the raft.

      White Water Rafting tours in Hanmer Springs are fun that the whole family can enjoy. The grade 2 river is challenging yet enjoyable as you race down the rapids.

      Children as young as 6 years of age are allowed to climb in to the 10-man boat as long as all riders fit the supplied safety equipment.

      The two hour journey does include all necessary equipment however rafters need to bring swimwear, a dry set of clothes to change into, a towel and sunscreen because you will get wet on this exciting journey.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Quad Biking

      5. Quad Biking

      Location: Hanmers Springs, NZ

      Hanmer Springs has the perfect terrain for quad biking, and with an organised tour you will be taken on an adventure through the region on the back of your own powerful four-wheel motorbike.

      Prepare to get muddy, dusty, dirty and wet, but don’t let that deter you as this is some of the most fun you’ll have in the region.

      Under the leadership of an expert guide who knows the area like the back of their hand, you’ll be taught how to ride and control the bike before embarking on the scenic journey.

      Suitable for a range of ages and skill levels – even novices can sign up – riders will have the choice of an automatic or manual quad bike in a small size or large size.

      Children are more than welcome to join in on the tour however the minimum age for children is 6 years to be a passenger and 12 years to be a solo rider.

      A safe, enjoyable and challenging experience, if you’re looking for a thrill while in Hanmer Springs then this is one of the top picks for you.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Marble Point Winery

      6. Marble Point Winery

      Location: 2254 Mouse Point Road State Highway 7, Hanmer Springs

      Marble Point Winery is a definite must for wine and food lovers visiting the region. The winery overlooks the Waiau River and guests can even grab a meal from the restaurant.

      Overlooking the Waiau River valley towards the Southern Alps, the Marble Point Winery’s Tasting Room is where all of the magic happens.

      With a gourmet menu cooked to order in their onsite kitchen as well as daily wine tastings in the cellar door, ‘foodies’ will be right in their element with a visit to this local winery.

      A boutique winery located in close proximity to the village and has been operating since 2008. The perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy a glass of wine or two (or three) with a delicious meal from the restaurant.

      The vineyard and cellar door is located just a short 10 minute drive from Hanmer Springs village.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - St James Cycle Trail

      7. St James Cycle Trail

      Location: St James Conservation Area

      Travelling through the St James Conservation Area the St James Trail is a 64 kilometre trail travelling through the former Station crossing a mix of terrain and alpine meadows, river flats and high country lakes.

      Crossing a mix of terrain including alpine meadows, grassy river flats, rivers and high country lakes the surroundings are ever changing with each equally or more impressive then the last.

      This isn’t a trail for the faint hearted, riders are warned to be fully prepared for any situation as New Zealand weather can, at times, be quite unpredictable.

      If the full trail is too much for you, there is a family-friendly option travelling along Homestead Run.

      The trail was opened in 2013 and is suitable for a range of fitness types and ages. Following a loop, the trail begins and ends at the St James Homestead and stretches for around 15 kilometres.

      Pack yourself a picnic lunch and pull up the brakes at any location catches your eye, but it’ll be quite difficult to choose a lunch location as every where you look is simply breathtaking.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Go Trout Fishing

      8. Go Trout Fishing

      Location: Hanmer Springs, NZ

      The lakes and rivers surrounding Hanmer Springs are full to the brim with trout and salmon making for an anglers wonderland.

      Boasting some of the best fishing in all of New Zealand, avid and amateur fishermen alike will be in their element in the region.

      There are a number of organised tours that operate in the region and will take visitors to a handful of different lakes to wet their line.

      Some of the popular spots in the region include Lake Sumner, Lake Taylor and Loch Katrine for fly fishing, Motunau Beach for snapper and Acheron River for large brown trout.

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Hanmer Springs Animals Park

      9. Hanmer Springs Animals Park

      Location: 108 Rippingale Rd, Hanmer Springs

      Hanmer Springs Animal Park is an awesome attraction for all ages. Enter the wallaby enclosure or hand-feed sheep, lambs, pigs, donkeys, llamas, alpacas and many more.

      With enough animals to keep everyone occupied for the whole day there’s never a dull moment on the farm. Enter the newly erected wallaby enclosure, hand feed sheep, lambs, pigs, donkeys, llamas, alpacas and cows, get to know some of the more international animals such as a Texas longhorn, tibetan yak and water buffalo.

      If you’re after a cuddlier, cuter animal to make friends with you can walk around the ducks, geese and chickens, and get up close to the guinea pigs and giant flemish rabbits.

      The park also offers pony and donkey rides ($10) around the park which are great fun for the young ones.

      The park is also home to an on-site cafe. Open for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and serving a range of coffees, teas, shakes, cold drinks and food you can watch over the farm as the young ones play about.

      A visit you won’t want to forget, Hanmer Springs Animal Park also has a gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs for your time at the park.

      Hanmer Springs Animal Park is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am until 5pm in the summer months (Nov-Mar) and from 10am until 4pm during the winter months (Apr-Oct).

      Top 10 Things to do in Hanmer Springs, NZ - Hanmer Forest Park

      10. Hanmer Forest Park

      Location: Hamner Springs, NZ

      Lace up your walking shoes and embark on one of the short walking trails through the Hammer Forest Park to enjoy beautiful views from atop the hill.

      All of the walking trails take no longer than an hour so if you set aside a few hours to explore the forest you can easily walk a majority of the trails.

      Short trails include the five minute Arboretum Track and the 20 minute Natural Trail. The Fir Trail, Dog Stream Reserve and Forest Amble are all half hour journeys while the Camp Track is a 45 minute trail, however all will take you further into the forest.

      Our top pick is the Conical Hill Walk that will take you on a zig zag journey to the top of the 550 metre summit for spectacular views of the surrounding region.

      If you’re looking for a longer trail the Woodland Walk, Forest Walk, Conical Hill Walk and Majuba Walk all take an hour to complete.

      There are two great drawing cards for exploring Hanmer Forest, the first is that it’s free and the second is that dogs are allowed on all trails, so you can bring along your four-legged friend on your adventure.

      Free Things To Do in Hanmer Springs