Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Hanmer Springs

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Hot Spring Spa / Wellness
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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  • Good fun with a wide variety pool temperatures. Nice way to relax and look at the snow on the nearby mountains. Changing rooms are warm! Plus an electric spinner to dry your togs. A little inflexible ...  more »
  • We purchased a day pass so we had an afternoon swim. Very tidy, clean and not overcrowded hot pools. We came back later in the evening for a swim - perfect way to end a great day  more »
  • We went to the pools on a NZ long weekend, they were packed but we still had a good time. There was always room in each pool for 2 more. I didn't like the smell of some of the pools but I think they w...  more »
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  • This place was such a treat! My girlfriend and went for the Sauna and Steam around 6pm and then into the public pools. Would recommend you wear flip flops from getting to one pool to the other as it can get pretty chilly. Really great atmosphere and all me troubles washed away. We left at closing time which is 9 on a Tuesday. Would go back again and again and again.
  • Lovely location. We spend our whole day there. Very friendly Kiwi's.. Nice place to get easily in touch with them. Thanks!
  • The jewel of North Canterbury, Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve is a sanctuary for relaxation or, if you prefer, a Mecca for energetic kids who love water. Great facilities including a Cafe, beauty treatents and massage round out the offering of different types of thermal pools, all heated to perfection! It can get very crowded in peak times, however always still worth it. The Hanmer Springs township itself is a great wee town with plenty to keep tourists entertained.
  • This place is GREAT for families. It's like a kid's paradise: water slides, a floating river, hidden pools to swim in, and a seemingly endless amount of bodies of water to play in. With that said, it isn't very impressive as far as the hot springs are concerned. The water is not very hot, even in the hottest pools. The springs have a very manufactured, polished feel to them -- so don't expect a rustic escape for adults. because it is great for families, there are children everywhere. The private pools don't get as hot as the hottest pools, and thus are a tad luckluster as well. The spa however, is fairly decent from my understanding (I did not personally pay to use the facility but a fellow traveler I was with did). Bottom line: Great for kids and families. Slightly above average for adults and those looking for a relaxing thermal soak.
  • Beautiful spot. Nothing beats a natural geothermal spring on a cold winter's night. Reasonably priced.