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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools
A stunning network of thermal rock pools, linked by gentle rapids and shallow waterways. There are plenty of quiet corners and a range of temperatures so you'll find the perfect spot to unwind.
Set alongside a large grassed picnic area, the Rainbow Pools are one of the quietest places to enjoy Hanmer Springs' natural thermal waters - and they're especially wonderful at night.
You'll smell the sulphur pools before you see them but don't let that put you off - their especially mineral rich waters have an incredible silky feel that will leave your skin feeling especially soft.
Hexagonal Hot Pools
Situated beside the pools' main building, these large hot pools are a great place to start your Hanmer Springs' pool experience. These three large pools are the oldest onsite and they remain very popular.
Aqua Therapy Pools
The adults only AquaTherapy pools are the ultimate place to escape and soothe all of your aches and pains. With strong spa jets and water spouts the thermal waters will massage your body and reinvigorate your mind.
Towering 15 metres over the pools' complex, the SuperBowl ride is the ultimate aquatic thrill where you'll whizz at speeds of up to seven metres per second!
Waterslides & Kids Area
This area is always a bundle of laughs. With two hydroslides, a dumping bucket, water fountain, cave, waterfall and lizard slide, you'll hear squeals of delight and see giggling children of all ages.
Private Thermal Pool Hire
The ultimate space to get away from it all and spend time with your nearest and dearest, the private thermal pools are intimate and secluded - a real indulgence.
Private Sauna & Steam Rooms
A stunning escape that's good for you, our private sauna and steam rooms are especially popular.
Freshwater Pool and Lazy River
Another hub of fun for the whole family, this pool is great for those wanting a more active swim - complete with lanes for laps and a lazy river for giggles galore.
The AquaPlay area is fantastic for little ones with a mini hydro slide, side by side waterslides (ready, set, go!) and fountains spraying in every direction
Trade & Media
Welcome to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools Trade & Media Section.
We have developed this particular section of our website to support trade and media who are looking for images, information, backgrounders etc. about the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa or the Hanmer Springs village.
The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa has proved to be one of New Zealand's top tourist destinations and a not-to-be-missed experience. We welcome in excess of 500,000 visitors a year to the complex.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa offers industry discount to employees of other tourism organisations.
The purpose of this discount is to enable other tourism employees to experience our pools and to be able to talk to tourists about their experience.
Provision of the discount is dependent on criteria – it is not open to all employees. Generally speaking, the closer the person lives to Hanmer Springs and the more customer-orientated their role is, the more likely they are to receive the discount.
In most cases, the discount will be free of charge entry to our pools (not including slide passes or locker hire).
To apply for the discount, please provide your details in the form below.
Please note that if your application is submitted within 7 days of your visit to Hanmer Springs, we may not be able to consider your application in time.
Ratepayers & Residents
For those who are a Ratepayer or Resident within the Hurunui District the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools extend some fantastic benefits.
Please read the following Terms & Conditions, then download and fill in the applicable form below.
The Terms & Conditions of the Hanmer Springs Ratepayer and Residents' Discount Card or Annual Swim Pass are as follows:
One card per:
Full-time resident or resident family in the Hurunui District.
Individual ratepayer (land) listed on the Hurunui District Council rating roll and their 'family'*. Joint ratepayers may nominate one family only for a Discount Card.
Company or Trust listed on the Hurunui District Council rating roll. One family only may be nominated for a Discount Card and up to three families for the Annual Swim Pass. Additional families over the first family will be required to pay the full normal Annual Swim Pass price.
*For the purpose of the Ratepayer and Residents' Cards a ‘family’ consists of two adults and their dependant children 18 years and under.
Available for "Land ratepayers only" and not available for water ratepayers.
The Ratepayer and Residents' Discount Card or Annual Swim Pass is for the use of the family or person named on the card only and is not transferable.
For the card to be valid, a current photograph of the individual family members or person named on the card must be taken and stored digitally by Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa.
The card must be swiped through the card reader at the reception counter to receive the residents' concession rate or free entry in the case of the Annual Swim Pass.
Misuse of the Ratepayer & Residents' Discount Card or Annual Swim Pass will result in the card being revoked.
Card replacement is at the discretion of Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa and attracts a $15 service fee.
Residents Discount Card - Residents will be required to re-validate their card each year in May by completing a new Residents' Card application and by providing proof of residency.
Ratepayers Discount Card - Ratepayers will not be required to re-validate their card while they remain the current ratepayer of the Hurunui District Council. A joint ratepayer may choose to change the authorised ‘family’ annually by completing a new application form.
Annual Swim Pass - Ratepayers will have the option of purchasing the Annual Swim Pass at a special rate in October/November each year. Ratepayers/Residents wanting to purchase Annual Swim Passes will need to fill out an Annual Swim Pass application – These will only be issued to current Ratepayer/Residents. New ratepayer/residents need to apply with a discount card application first. The Annual Swim Pass is valid from time of issue until 31 December each year.
Companies & Trusts
Companies & Trusts will be required to provide written confirmation of the nominated ‘family' or families authorised to receive the Ratepayers' Discount Card or Annual Swim Pass. These cards will remain valid while the Company or Trust remains the current ratepayer. Companies & Trusts may choose to change the authorised ‘family' or families annually by completing a new application form.
The ultimate place to unwind.
Our natural thermal pools are so relaxing - sit and soak in the minerals as you gaze up at giant redwood trees and mountains towering above. Soothe your aches and pains with massage jets and powerful water spouts while chatting with others or relax in your own thoughts.
Fun for children of all ages.
Our family activity area and freshwater pool is the place to let your hair down. Drench yourself in waterfalls, float around the lazy river, dive down the tuatara slide and watch out for the dumping bucket! You'll laugh and smile like a toddler.