Situated 136 km north of Christchurch, Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve offers a large outdoor complex were you can bath in natural geothermal pools. Hanmer Springs is set amongst a beautiful backdrop of mountains and valleys and is a wonderful place for outdoor activities.
Hanmer forest offers many lovely scenic bush walks ranging from half an hour to all day, all beginning close to the Village Centre.
Some of the walks wind their way through stands of trees, in one of New Zealand oldest exotic forests. The nearby Conical Hill walkway offers spectacular views of Hanmer and the surrounding mountains. Other tourist attractions include horse trekking, 4 wheel drive tours, white water rafting / kayaking, Golf, mountain biking trips, Jet boat rides and more.