Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools is the perfect destination for school camps or day trips. We not only offer some serious fun but have educational activity sheets on the Hanmer Springs environment available for you. 

To find out more on how to organise your school trip contact our friendly team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +64 3 315 0000.

What we offer

Our changing room area next to the activity pool is the perfect place for your group to base themselves with plenty of space to change and lockers.  

Nearby the two activity pools offer waterfalls, a cave, spouts and a lazy river for your group to burn off steam. The waterslides are also available to groups that book in advance (children must be over 1.2 metres tall to ride on them).  

Some of our thermal pools are also available to groups and we have educational materials to explain about the water, where it's from and how it's treated.

We also have plenty of large grassed picnic areas that are the perfect place for your group to enjoy packed lunches or snacks.

Discounted rates

We are happy to offer discounted rates to New Zealand school groups.  They are as follows:

    Adult (16yrs and over): $16.00
    Child (3 - 15 yrs): $8.00
    Waterslide (min height 1.2m): $10.00 (this is an additional charge)
    Spectator: $2.00 (non-swimmer)
    Actively supervising adults (Non Swimming): Free of Charge

Please note: the rates above do not apply to visiting International Schools.


Schools Cafe Menu - Some menu options for your school visit

The Bubbles Story - find out more about our thermal waters

School Information Pack - an info pack for your group so that everyone has a fun and safe time at the pools