Around Hanmer Springs
Attractions and things to see around Hanmer Springs
The premier attraction at Hanmer Springs is the outstanding Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, judged BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION in the New Zealand Tourism Awards three years running.
Discovered in the 1800’s, the springs have grown to be an attraction that draws visitors from all around the world.
In both summer and winter, the hot springs offer a range of options, including the outdoor rock pools and sulphur pools, indoor private thermal pools, a large heated outdoor pool and a family area, picnic area and cafe.
The Spa offers massage and beauty treatments by trained professionals to pamper, soothe and relax.
Enjoy stunning vistas of the Waiau River bridge and other local attractions.
Discover the unique native forests; explore the spectacular high country on foot, on horseback, by 4WD or mountain bike, bungy jump, go fishing, hunting, river rafting, or play a round of golf. In winter, go skiing or heliskiing - your options are limited only by your imagination!
During the summer, you can follow private 4WD routes through Rainbow Valley to St Arnaud and the sublime Nelson Lakes National Park, and through Molesworth Station to Blenheim, Picton and the Marlborough district, introducing you to a unique landscape. In winter, the village becomes a ski centre, often covered by a light blanket of snow.
Hanmer Springs offers local shopping, galleries, cafe's and restaurants.
If you enjoy dining out, Hanmer Springs offers a range of options for dining, from simple caf meals to la carte restaurant service. Whether you like traditional or fusion dining, relaxed and casual or sophisticated settings, you’ll find something to delight you and fill the hungry crew!
There are a range of galleries and specialty shops in the village and a beauty and health centre. The town also hosts several massage and beauty therapists. The Hanmer Springs Golf Club has been designed to be both challenging and exciting. The club is within a short walk of the park, but be sure to phone first to book your round.