jet boating - Hanmer Springs adventures
hot springs and thermal pools

Hanmer Springs Activities and Adventures

Hanmer Springs in New Zealand offers visitors a vast array of experiences and adventures beyond the Hanmer thermal pool complex.

For the adrenalin junky, there is jet-boating, river-rafting, canyoning, bungy jumping, mountain biking, 4WD quad-bike safaris and in the winter, snow skiing.

Hanmer Springs is best known for its hot springs and associated thermal reserve Hanmer pools and baths, but for the more adventurous, activities such as hunting, fishing, bungy jumping, jet boating, rafting and quad bike riding. For those looking for a quieter experience, Hanmer Springs NZ offers a very pleasant golf course, forest walks, village cruisers, guided bus tours of Molesworth Station (NZ's largest farming icon).

For the fisherman, local rivers boast excellent trout and salmon fishing. But, no matter how you spend your day, at the end of it, a visit to the thermal pools is a perfect way to unwind and relax on your Hanmer holiday.

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Hanmer Springs spa pools
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Coming up:

25th of May - Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge
Compete solo and take on both the run and the bike ride or share the load with a team member. Entries and info at

1st of November - Hanmer Springs Fete in the Queen Mary Hospital Grounds featuring over 100 quality stalls from all over New Zealand and aiming to bring the finest selection of creators to ensure a day of indulgence! Live music, a friendly and vibrant atmosphere and an amazing array of products - designed to get you ready for Christmas. Hope to see you there! 

1st - 3rd of November - Hurunui Garden Festival 
If you would like something to look forward to in the Springs, you can now purchase tickets to The Hurunui Garden festival online. With 21 gardens across the district, there will be something for everyone!

15th - 17th of November - Adventure Film Festival
For details visit


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