Hanmer Springs – New Zealand’s Alpine wonderland
Regardless of the time of the year, there is always so much to see and do in Hanmer Springs while also being the perfect place to relax and do nothing at all. The choice is yours! Only 90 minutes from Christchurch and its International Airport, Hanmer Springs is located within the Canterbury region and Hurunui district and offers a multitude of sights and activities to make your Hanmer holiday one to remember.
Hanmer Springs is situated at an altitude of 385 metres and has the Hanmer Forest Park right at the backdoor. This park contains both indigenous and exotic forest spread over 13000 hectares and is home to some of New Zealand’s oldest exotic plants.
With its multitude of walking and mountain biking tracks, the Hanmer forest is a walking and cycling paradise, with trails to suit all levels of experience
Despite being home to only 729 permanent residents, the area boasts 33 unique accommodation providers, such as The Chalets Motel and over 20 cafes, restaurants and shops.