Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Hanmer Springs

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Soak away your stress at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, a sprawling complex of pools, natural thermal hot springs, spa services, and water rides. The mineral-rich soaking pools fed by nearby hot springs include natural-style rock pools, sulphur pools, and aqua therapy pools. Kids of all ages will love the more active offerings, such as water slides and the man-made lazy river, which you can float down as the staff lifeguards ensure everyone's safety. To get some you-time, make an appointment for a private steam room or sauna, or book a massage or other treatment. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Hanmer Springs Edition.
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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Reviews
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  • August 16, 2017
    To me, nothing better than just sitting inside a hot pool watching the mountains with snow. This town is small but so beautiful, and the pools is just a plus. Suitable for everyone I think. It can get...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Came here for a 4 day weekend. Went to the pools twice in this time. Can't really complain about anything there. It was as you would expect. Only thing i might say is its hellishly expensive for what ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Really enjoyed a few hours here, the pools are well kept up and there are many options, I find every time i go to a pool complex its over run with noisy children but not this place! Loved the hydrothe...  more »
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  • September 7, 2017
    Some pools are nice and some less nice because of a weird smell (must be the mud?). The pools start at 36/37° and some are 42, which is very nice when you walk to them in the cold. As adviced, we took our flip-flops with us ;). There's not really a private place to get dressed unless you take the family one. The showers have a hanger for your towel but it gets wet. Very nice view of the mountains!!
  • September 7, 2017
    Great place for couples or family! Had a great time with my 3 year old. Lots of pools even though some were being cleaned and good food at the cafe. Great place to stop and relax while in the long journey up north 👍
  • September 24, 2017
    My wife wasn't convinced that we should go as it was only 6 degress that night. We went anyway and both had a fantastic time. The pools were very relaxing and well maintained. We got a private 30 min bath, but thought it wasn't worth paying extra to get.
  • August 9, 2017
    Loved this place. It's much bigger than most hot pools around NZ. Make sure you have $2 coin to rent a locker. Try different pools as they offer different temperature and some have jets. Must visit.
  • August 26, 2017
    This place is so jam packed with people, it is impossible to relax. The deep pool was closed for maintenance, so that was disappointing. We stayed for an hour, 15 minutes of which we stood at the counter to try and purchase a waterside ride for my child. There was born service as there were around 100 plus people lined up to get in to the already packed thermal springs. It was ridiculous. Service at the cafe was appalling, staff extremely rude. 10 minute wait to get to your locker due to sooo many people. I wish i could get a refund for the 3 days family pass we purchased because there is no way i want to go back.

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Where to stay in Hanmer Springs

A good range of accommodations are available in Hanmer Springs, many of which cluster around the Amuri Avenue thoroughfare. As a resort town, it caters to a range of different visitors year-round, so you have your pick from luxury hotels to backpacker hostels and convenient motels. Farther out, you'll find RV parks and spa resorts. Pre-booking may be advisable during peak seasons.
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