Hanmer Springs is a small spa resort in the South Island of New Zealand.

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The town is on State Highway 7A, a spur from Highway 7, between Christchurch and Greymouth/Westport.

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Map of Hanmer Springs

The town is small enough to walk around easily.

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  • 1 Hanmer Springs, 42 Amuri Ave. Daily 10:00–21:00. The town is built around hot springs, called Hanmer Springs. You can laze in a variety of hot pools, some smelling of sulphur, some filtered and not smelly. Adult $35, senior (60+) $22, child (5–15) $20.
  • Walk. There are lots walking trails going through the woods, ranging from flat and easy to steep and challenging.
  • Mountain biking is very popular, with a great variety of track guides available to purchase from the Hanmer Information point.
  • There are three quad biking tour companies in town available, offering trail rides through the spectacular high country landscape.

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  • 1 Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, 6 Jacks Pass Rd. is a popular local joint, serving up delicious gourmet pizzas, with exotic flavours like Moroccan Lamb and Chicken and Cranberry. They make the toppings and bases themselves, and are a sure hit for sharing. The menu is very extensive and includes an a-la-carte menu, Stonegrill menu (400 degree stone with your meal cooking as it is served to you) and kids menu too. mains around $30.

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Saints Café, Restaurant & Bar is where all the nightlife happens. They have regular live music and almost something happening after 22:00.

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Plenty of motels.

  • 1 Hanmer Apartments, 4 Woodbank Rd, +64 3 315-7135, . Check-in: 13:00 onwards, check-out: before 10:00. Modern, affordable, spacious, 2 bedroom luxury in 4.5 star + units. Free WI-FI, bike hire, pool towels and DVDs. Disabled access, all non-smoking, private patios, SKY TV, air-conditioned, kids play area. $159.
  • 2 Hanmer Backpackers, 41 Conical Hill Rd.
  • 3 Heritage Hanmer Springs, 1 Conical Hill Rd, +64 3 315 0060. Four star hotel with self-contained 3-bedroom villas.

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