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Hanmer Springs

New Zealand
New Zealand (General)
Hanmer Springs
Type of Location
About Location


Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Car

The town is on a spur from Highway 7 between Christchurch and Greymouth/Westport.

Key places to visit
Hanmer Springs, lots walking trails, Hanmer Information point., Waiau River


Places to Visit
  • The town is built around hot springs, called Hanmer Springs  For  you can laze in a variety of hot pools, some including smelly sulphur, some filtered which aren't smelly.
  • There are lots walking trails going through the woods, ranging from flat easy to steep and challenging.
  • Mountain biking is very popular with a great variety of tracks available to purchase from the Hanmer Information point.
  • Waiau River is a river in north Canterbury on the South Island of New Zealand. The Waiau River rises in the Spenser Mountains and flows eastward to the Pacific Ocean. The Waiau River has the second largest catchment (3,310 square kilometres) of North Canterbury's rivers.
Right Time to Visit

January - March
September - December