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Guesthouse in Hanmer Springs
Riverview Lodge - "The Cottage"
A cozy but spacious 1 Bedroom Cottage with lovely garden & mountain views. Free Continental breakfast, complimentary snacks, milk, & Juice included. Kitchen has cooking elements, microwave, fridge/freezer, and is open plan to lounge. A large bathroom with shower & spa bath. Free Wifi. Located on the main route to Hanmer Springs, 7mins driver to Hanmer Hot Pools. The Cottage is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, and the business traveler. A single fold away bed is available on request.
$110 per night
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Guest suite in Hanmer Springs
Casa Maria central accommodation. Walk Everywhere!
Welcome to Casa Maria, your home in the heart of 'old town' Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. Only a stone's throw from the best Hanmer Springs has to offer; Thermal Pools & Spa, Forest Walks & Mountain Bike trails, Top Restaurants & Cafes, Retail Shopping & more! Newly renovated. Off street parking. Separate entrance & private garden. Fully equipped kitchenette & bathroom. Free Wifi and a SmartTV with features like NETFLIX. Air Conditioning. Well maintained, clean & dry room. Enjoy your stay!
$91 per night
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Rental unit in Hanmer Springs
Central Apartment
Right in the heart of Hanmer Springs. Warm, comfy, modern, spacious and stylish apartment. 2 bed rooms - 1 king, 1 twin. All day sun with great mountains views from the floor to ceiling (double glazed) windows and the spacious balcony. Fully equipped kitchen and only meters away from some great restaurants. Full bedding and fresh linen provided to make your own bed(s). WIFI - free and fast. Check in via reception @ Hanmer Backpackers with local info. Full privacy with management on call.
$144 per night
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Stay near Hanmer Springs's top sights

Photo of Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa73 locals recommend
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Powerhouse Cafe & Restaurant11 locals recommend
Photo of Hanmer Springs Attractions
Hanmer Springs Attractions5 locals recommend
Photo of Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar5 locals recommend
Photo of Five Stags
Five Stags3 locals recommend
Photo of Salt N Pepper Cafe
Salt N Pepper Cafe5 locals recommend

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Shepherd’s hut in Hanmer Springs
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Chalet in Hanmer Springs
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Isobel's on Scarborough- sunny, cosy cottage
$65 per night
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Villa in Hanmer Springs
***LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!*** Lake Villa 459
$258 per night
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Home in Hanmer Springs
Quiet, Modern, Family Friendly House
$96 per night
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Guest suite in Hanmer Springs
Tranquil Woodland Escape on edge of golf course
$141 per night
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Home in Hanmer Springs
The Black House, Central, Family friendly & Modern
$189 per night
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Your guide to Hanmer Springs

All About Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is a resort town in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island, known for its thermal pools and spas. You could easily spend hours here, soaking in the hot springs and breathing in the scent of cypresses, giant firs, and cedars. But the area also attracts those who’d rather not sit still — hikers, bikers, and skiers traverse the towering mountains, while white-water rafters, anglers, and speed boaters explore glacier-fed rivers and lakes. Nearby, experienced equestrians can ride horses through the St James Conservation Area, one of the largest operating cattle and sheep stations in the country. You could also sip chilled chardonnay from one of a half-dozen wineries in the area, or head further afield to explore one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions. In the town itself, you’ll find shops showcasing local art and artisan products alongside the restaurants and cafes.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hanmer Springs?

The best time to rent holiday homes in Hanmer Springs is during the summer months, when clear skies create the perfect conditions for exploring the St James Cycle Trail. Temperatures from December through February are mild, while winter temperatures from June through August can hover around freezing, which is good if you want snow and the adrenaline rush of the local skiing and snowsports scene. In October, you can tour private gardens and historic homesteads at the Hurunui Garden Festival. In February and July, the Honour Festival Summer and Winter Wellness Retreats are one-day events centered on yoga and healthy cooking demonstrations. Whether you’re a curious eater or a seasoned sommelier, you can visit Hanmer Springs in March for the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival.


What are the top things to do in Hanmer Springs?

Cathedral Cliffs

Take the 1.5-hour road trip to Gore Bay Reserve and stand atop the dramatic Cathedral Cliffs for a bird’s-eye view of surfers riding wild waves beyond the rugged coastline below. Stop for fresh seafood just down the road at Motunau Beach, or head out on the water in search of your own catch — look out for salmon and kingfish.

Hanmer Heritage Forest

Trails through the Hanmer Heritage Forest range from stroller- and family-friendly routes to half-day expeditions to conquer Mount Isobel. If you only have an hour, you can hike the Conical Hill Trail for the best view of Hanmer Springs at its 655-foot summit. Children of all ages love the whimsical journey that is the Forest Amble Walk, home to fairy doors, painted rocks, and carved wooden creatures, such as a gentle giant and an orangutan.

Waipara Valley

Well worth the one-hour drive from Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley is a popular wine region of more than 90 independently owned vineyards producing award-winning pinot and riesling wines. The valley is also known for woodland nuts and truffles, along with artisanal olive oils and cheeses. Once in the area, you can also book jet boats and river rafts steered by experts at navigating white-water rapids on the Waiau River.