Relax in the natural thermal mineral, sulphur and freshwater pools with beauty treatments and massages on site for some serious pampering. Makes a lovely stop off between Nelson and Christchurch but can get a bit busy in peak season and weekends – we recommend visiting early in the week……and finding the olde fashioned LollyPop sweet shop!
Alternatively, for a more intimate and natural hot springs experience both indoors and outdoors, stop off at http://maruiahotsprings.nz on the main State Highway at the northern foot of the Lewis Pass. It makes a great halfway house stop between Nelson & Christchurch.
Watch the video below for more about Hanmer Springs and other areas surrounding Christchurch.