The small alpine town of Hanmer Springs has become a popular tourist destination for it's natural hot spring and alpine surroundings.
Skiing near Hanmer Springs
The town is frequented by skiiers in the winter months who visit the two skifields in the Hanmer Springs area: the Hanmer Springs Ski Area and Mt Lyford.
Things to Do in Hanmer Springs
Jet boating, white water rafting and bungy jumping in the Waiau Gorge, mountain biking, quad biking and bush walking are common tourist activities, and there is an airline service available for viewing the town's stunning landscape from the sky. The local thermal pools attract visitors seeking the benefits of its natural mineral waters and clean, clear alpine air.
A daily shuttle bus connection travels from Hanmer Springs to Christchurch and back. The town is the gateway to the Molesworth station, Lake Tennyson and Rainbow station. During summer months, gravel roads through the Rainbow Valley to St Arnaud and the Nelson Lakes National Park, and through the Molesworth Station to Blenheim, Picton, and the Marlborough region are frequented by travellers, four-wheel drivers, and guided tour groups
By basing yourself at Hanmer Springs, there are several rivers nearby where you have a good chance of catching a trophy Brown Trout, a fish which is not able to be purchased commercially in New Zealand.
Hanmer Springs Accommodation
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