Situated in a unique alpine environment, Hanmer Springs is only a 90 minutes drive north of Christchurch, the major gateway to the South Island of New Zealand. Hanmer Springs is a year round holiday destination offering a variety of outdoor activities, great cafes and accommodation.

Aerial view of Hanmer Springs

The geothermal nature of the area has provided the beautiful Thermal Springs Reserve in which to relax. (See http://www.hanmersprings.co.nz)

The village is located at an altitude of approximately 400 metres (1300 feet). This provides a crisp clear climate, with snow falling on several occasions. The combination of the colder climate and the hot pools (normally 25°-42°C or 77°-108°F) is both invigorating and relaxing. The really lucky ones get to soak in the hot pools when it is snowing!