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Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve
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Surrender your body to the thermal waters of this alpine spa complex and enjoy aquatic attractions for all the family.

Set amid a scenic backdrop of mountains and forests is a collection of thermal pools and aquatic rides and attractions that make up the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve. Visit this family-friendly oasis for therapeutic relaxation and fun.

Devote an entire day to exploring the many pools and rides that Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve has to offer. Find a quiet spot in one of the thermal rock pools which are linked by soft trickling rapids. De-stress in the mineral rich waters of the sulfur pools. Let the powerful jets of the adults only AquaTherapy pools give your muscles a good pummeling. Book one of the private indoor thermal pools.

For lunch or snacks visit the on-site café and grill which is housed in an old government tea kiosk building that first opened in 1904. Alternatively, bring a picnic with you.

There is also a lot going on at Hanmer for children. Take them on a gentle trip down the lazy river and then race each other in the large swimming pool. Also available for younger visitors is the Kids Area with its hydroslides, fountain, cave, waterfall and dumping bucket. Very young children have their own Aqua Play Area that encompasses a mini hydroslide and fountains.

Get your pulse racing on the Super Bowl. After traveling on an inflatable tube along a flume, centrifugal forces will keep you riding high on the wall of a large cavernous bowl.

Hanmer Springs is located approximately 83 miles (134 kilometers) north of Christchurch. Drive and park in nearby streets. There is no public transportation to the thermal complex but if you don't have a car you can travel by shuttle services from Christchurch. Among the amenities are massage treatments, swimsuit rental, and sauna and steam rooms. There is wheelchair access throughout the complex and many pools have aqua chair/lifts.

Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve is open daily except for Christmas Day. Visit the spa's website for details of the different price packages which include 1-day and 2-day passes.

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Hanmer Springs Hotel
Hanmer Springs Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 CONICAL HILL ROAD, 1, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$143 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.

This family-friendly Hanmer Springs hotel is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and Conical Hill Walkway. Conical ...

4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"The buffet breakfast was amazing. It included bacon, scrambled eggs and a selection of pastries."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2021

Hanmer Springs Hotel
Spa Lodge Motel
Spa Lodge Motel
3 out of 5
15 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$118 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Situated in the mountains, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and Conical Hill Walkway. Hanmer Forest Park and Hanmer Springs ...

4.3/5Excellent! (435 reviews)

"The location is perfect, walking distance to hanmer springs and local eateries"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2021

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Hanmer Springs Retreat
Hanmer Springs Retreat
4.5 out of 5
35 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs
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The price is NZ$103 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.

Situated in a national park, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and Conical Hill Walkway. Conical Hill is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (777 reviews)

"Clean, comfortable bed and large roo and large bathroom. Great to be so close to a pub/restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2021

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Hanmer Springs Hotel
Hanmer Springs Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 CONICAL HILL ROAD, 1, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$143 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.
Hanmer Springs Hotel
Spa Lodge Motel
Spa Lodge Motel
3 out of 5
15 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$118 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
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Hanmer Springs Retreat
Hanmer Springs Retreat
4.5 out of 5
35 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$103 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
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Alpine Lodge Motel
Alpine Lodge Motel
4 out of 5
1 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$130 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
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Cheltenham House
Cheltenham House
4.5 out of 5
13 Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$188 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
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Drifters Inn
Drifters Inn
3 out of 5
2 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$130 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
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Hanmer Resort Motel
Hanmer Resort Motel
3.5 out of 5
7 Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$135 per night from 21 Mar. to 22 Mar.
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ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel
ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel
3.5 out of 5
16 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$164 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
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