|Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa|
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, just a 90 minute drive from Christchurch, offers the ultimate in relaxation.
Nestled in the magnificent South Island high country, the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa has, for 125 years, attracted visitors seeking the benefits of its natural mineral waters and clean, clear alpine air.
Set in a breathtaking natural landscape, surrounded by forests and mountains, the award-winning Thermal Pools offers visitors a wide range of experiences, from soothing indulgence to exciting family fun. The Thermal Pools & Spa has nine open-air thermal pools, three sulphur pools and four private thermal pools, as well as a sauna/steam room. A fresh-water, heated pool and a popular family activity area, complete with water slides and water toys and picnic area, ensure the Thermal Pools & Spa offer something for everyone.
The pools range in temperature from 33-42° Celsius, perfect for soothing away aches and pains or for just unwinding. The Hanmer Springs geothermal water is drawn from a bore adjacent to the Reserve complex, providing natural water of the highest quality. And with a bounteous supply of the thermally heated spring water, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is open 364 days a year.
To complete the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa experience, visitors can also enjoy a range of massage and beauty treatments from the trained professionals at Health, Body & Mind. These include Swiss and sports massage, detoxifying body wraps and aromatic facials.
The Garden House Cafe, which serves excellent food and wines - from light lunches to a la carte evening dining is the perfect place to take time out. Situated in the Thermal Pools, the cafe is also a novel venue for functions, and events.
At the heart of the Hanmer Springs Alpine Village, the Thermal Pools are within easy walking distance of a full range of accommodation, shops, a golf course and other amenities.
For outdoor activity, the forests surrounding the village are criss-crossed with walking and mountain bike tracks and the region offers an exciting array of adventure activities. In winter, visitors to Hanmer Springs are only one hour's drive from two excellent ski areas.