Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Hanmer Springs

4.3
#1 of 28 in Nature in Canterbury Region
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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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.

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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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