Our Water Story

173 years in the making…

Our thermal water - 173 years in the making

For decades people from all over the world have flocked to Hanmer Springs to relax and enjoy our thermal pools. 

But did you know that the water you’ve been enjoying for all those years is actually 173 years old? 

Take a look to learn all about our mineral rich, thermal water. 

The water in our thermal pools starts as snow and rain falling on the Hanmer Springs mountains almost 180 years ago. It seeps into the Greywacke basement rock and comes to rest in a reservoir some two kilometres underground, where it is warmed by heat radiating from the earth’s core. Today, we draw the water to the surface and use it for bathing and heating purposes.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy what nature created all those years ago!

In addition, we’ve been working hard to improve the quality of our facilities to ensure they’re truly world class.

That includes the recent redesign of our main changing rooms (now featuring luxurious underfloor heating!)





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