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Frequently Asked Questions - Upgrading our slides!
When will the new hydroslides open?
We had a great day for the official opening of the Violet Vortex and Waiau Winder on October 11th, joined by Miro class from Lincoln Primary School who took the first official rides.
We celebrated the day with two free entry days for Residents and Ratepayers of Hurunui
Why did we replace the hydroslides?
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is building the future of fun!
Our two new hydroslides offer a unique experience to New Zealand, with more twists and turns and more fun inside the hydroslides. They are also safer for all our sliders, now including an extended run out at the end of each slide!
Violet Vortex and Waiau Winder add to the already outstanding offerings we have in our complex.
We were the first in NZ to have a Superbowl ride, we are the only complex to have the Conical Thrill ride – NZ’s biggest waterslide, and now we are the first to have leading-edge technology inside our slides, featuring LED lights, projection images and strip lighting.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is proud to be the best place in NZ for aquatic rides
Are there age, height or other safety requirements in place to use the new hydroslide?
Visitors must be 5 years or older to ride Waiau Winder and Violet Vortex.
Both new slides contain LED and strip lighting. These lights create a "strobe like" effect as riders speed past. We advise riders speak to our lifeguards if they have concerns or questions around light sensitive conditions.
READY, SET, SLIDE!