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NEW Cascades and Conical Thrill opening November

We always love this time of year at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa but this year will be particularly special for us at the complex, given we are about to mark the opening of our five new thermal pools and aquatic thrill ride.

We had initially planned to open the pools and slide separately. Then we took a step back and thought, 'why not just wait a little longer, and throw one epic opening party'! So that's what we are doing. 

The Cascades will now be opening in line with our new thrill ride, Conical Thrill, on November 8th.

We can't wait to have you experience both these incredible attractions - opening just in time for summer! 

See you soon for an amazing day out!


Our new AquaPlay is under construction! This is set to open the week the week prior to Christmas.

More details to come.

Learn more

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Calling all school kids!!!

Have you and your friends aced your school year? Are you a teacher with an epic bunch of kids?
We want to reward one worthy class by having them star at the official opening ceremony and be the first official riders of NZ’s biggest thrill ride.
Our epic 13.5m thrill slide, Conical Thrill opens on November 8 and we need help finding our first slide riders.
We need your help in finding New Zealand’s most daring and deserving classroom.


Bigger and better


We will have an image really soon but our new AQUAPLAY is being made at the moment.
Opening the week before Christmas! Watch this space!

Conical Thrill 2.09.19

Opening Friday 8th November

Conical Thrill

Our newest aquatic thrill ride is set to open very soon! Conical Thrill sits 13.5 metres high. Above the Superbowl it is the largest aquatic thrill ride in New Zealand.

Cascade Pools 2.9.19

Five new cascade pools opening Friday 8th November

Cascade Pools

Our beautiful Cascades are looking amazing! Five new pools to experience November 2019.
The back pools will sit 3.2 meters above ground. One sulphur pool, back left and four cascade pools. Front pool has beach access!
Keep an eye on our website for opening dates

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And the winner is.....

Conical Thrill!

Conical Thrill has beaten Hanmer Halfpipe and Cloud Rider to win the naming rights to our new aquatic thrill ride.

Believe it or not, eight people suggested Conical Thrill in our public competition - an annual swim pass will be on its way to each of them very soon.

Thanks to all of you who entered the competition or voted for your favourite.

It is great to have this critical issue sorted. Now our team is focused on the next most pressing issue facing New Zealand tourism ... who gets the first ride when Conical Thrill opens in November.

Bring it on!
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We have officially begun building our new 13.5 metre high aquatic thrill ride!

We are yet to name the slide, which will attach to our existing hydroslide tower above the SuperBowl flume, but it will be a rush.

Riders will shoot down a winding hydroslide in 2-person tubes, before going down a steep drop that will shoot them up a near-vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness, before they zoom back down and onto the slide’s finish.

The slide will sit next to the SuperBowl, where the AquaPlay area is at the moment.

Rest assured that while we’ll be saying goodbye to our current AquaPlay area, we are working on plans for a new and improved area for the little ones. All will be unveiled soon.

Keep an eye on this page for updates on any closures to areas whilst these new attractions are in development.

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
42 Amuri Ave
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Freephone: 0800 442 663

Open 7 days 10am - 9pm,
except Christmas Day.

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