Travel time 2 hours
Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs
Kick off your day with one of Kaikoura’s unique activities: whale watch by boat or plane, swim with dolphins, kayak with the seals, quad bike or enjoy a stroll along the beach.
Continue your journey through to Hanmer Springs following the Alpine Pacific Triangle Touring Route passing through Mt Lyford, New Zealand’s only log cabin village.
The Inland Road is extremely scenic so take your time and watch for great photo stops. Stop at Mt Lyford for a cuppa or stay longer. In the winter there is a skiing paradise and by summer an amazing adventure park for mountain bikers.
Hanmer Springs - New Zealand’s Alpine Spa Village - has several day spas, an array of boutique shops along with a range of eateries and walking and mountain bike tracks to explore.