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Pool Entry & Pizza for $99!

Family Fun Day

Make the most of your pool time and let us feed your families hungry tums with our great value Family Fun Day package.

This package includes entry for 2 adults and up to 3 children, plus two of our famous pizzas from the Tea Kiosk pizza oven!

All for just $99!

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Fresh air & the great outdoors

Conical Hill Walk

Stretch the families legs with this 30 minute walk up a gentle zig-zag track to the lookout at the top, offering amazing panoramic views over the village. If you have a little Bear Grylls in you, you can walk and climb straight up the track (rather than the zig zag!). Be careful, the track can get slippery in winter.

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Waterfall

The great outdoors

Waterfall Track

This winding and moderately steep trail begins at the top of McIntyre Road (accessed off Jollies Pass Road) and heads up the stream edge through dense native forest. The reward at the top is one to remember! 2 & 1/2 hours return.

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Fun filled pedaling experience for all ages!

Hanmer Springs Rockets

Something for all the family or groups to enjoy. Hanmer Rockets are four-wheeled quadricycles and fit between two – six people. They're a unique way to enjoy cycling around Hanmer Springs village, and great for exploring and team building.

For group activities ask about our Rocket race challenge

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Hanmer Springs Animal Park

For animal lovers of all ages!

Hanmer Springs Animal Park, Café and Gallery is set on 20 acres, amidst spectacular mountain views, 15 minutes walk from the centre of town. They have a café and 2 acres of sheltered purpose-built farm park where you can relax and wander freely among the animals in a clean and peaceful setting. Don't forget to say hi to Winston and Jacinda while you're there!

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Mountainbiking in Hanmer Springs

Mountain Biking

Hanmer Springs is now synonymous with fantastic single-track mountain bike riding! The tracks accommodate the novice rider with flat rides through the Heritage Forest, as well as more advanced riding north of Jollies Pass Road. For the more adventurous, explore the expansive back-country roads and trails in the St James Conservation Area and the infamous Jacks Jollies Loop.

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If you go into the woods today...

Forest Amble Walk

The Forest Amble Walk in Hanmer Springs is the perfect short walk for kids, with a range of large wooden art sculptures to find along the way. The Hanmer Heritage Forest is beautiful as it is, but you’ll have no trouble enticing the kids on this walk with a big friendly giant, some enormous mushrooms, a falcon, and a dog to spy along the way.

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Something for Mum...

The Spa

Treat yourself to one of our luxurious treatments. From hot stone & massage rituals, to facial therapies, we can assist and enhance your break in Hanmer Springs. Every treatment enjoys access to the Thermal pools at the reduced entry price of $20.
A world away...

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Fairy Doors

Explore the magical Fairy Doors walk

Fairy Doors

Kids will love walking through the forest and finding beautifully painted fairy doors, as well as painted rocks and trinkets along the way. The track is stroller accessible, but good luck keeping the little ones in!



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Crazy Putt

Mini Golf

Alpine Crazy Putt is a challenging mini golf course which guarantees fun for everyone. The course has an historic Canterbury theme, with the holes named and modelled on distinctive local features like the Thermal Pools and the Hanmer Forest. The course features a waterfall with a river winding through it. Fun for all ages.

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Ski at Hanmer Springs very own ski field

Hanmer Springs Ski Area is a friendly, fun ski area just 17km from town. From the top of the field there are great views of the surrounding mountains of St James and Molesworth Stations and the distant peaks of the Nelson Lakes National Park. Watch this space for their opening announcement!

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

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

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